Tammy joined Allendale Columbia over 15 years ago working in the Pre-Primary School and Rainbow Room after school program before becoming a pre-kindergarten teacher full-time. Prior to AC, Tammy taught in a variety of educational settings including creative arts, the YMCA, and daycare programs. She’s a graduate of SUNY Brockport where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children.
What do you like most about your job?
I love watching our youngest students blossom socially, emotionally, and academically. I also love the fact that I have the ability to explore creative opportunities outside of the pre-k classroom like teaching summer camps, AC’s Encore programs, and choreographing the Middle School musical.
Why or how did you decide to go into this line of work?
Growing up on Long Island, I was very fortunate to have so many wonderful teachers during my Lower School years. Their passion, dedication, and wisdom motivated me to become a teacher.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa