I was born and educated in Ireland, and there I taught High School and Elementary School children. Working with very young children has been the most fulfilling and rewarding part of my career. My best teaching experiences happen when I can be in the moment and listen to children, and in those moments we are all learning together. Children are so much more connected to the power of the unconscious, and every day I learn from them how to let go of preconceived ideas and be humble in the face of their innate creativity. I believe that all good teachers are artists, capable of being in the moment, and responsive to the children who are their audience, and their inspiration. I am the author of The Children’s Bill of Emotional Rights, and Emotional Education, a book which outlines the work we do in our school, as well as Ten Steps to an Emotionally Healthy Child, a guidebook for educators and parents.