Yvonne’s passion has always centered around giving children space to be fully expressed and seen. She enjoys empowering all children, including her own daughter, Annabelle, to reach their full potential, seeking out all they can based on their natural curiosity, love of discovery, and the joy of learning. Yvonne has a California multiple subject teaching credential, a master’s degree in literacy and an Echo parenting certification, which many people find unique. Yvonne has taught preschool, first, third and fourth grades in New York and California. She has also tutored, facilitated literature circles in a learning center, conducted parenting workshops and privately coached parents through challenges in order for them to have more connection, empathy and joy in their relationships with their children.
Yvonne, her husband, Kevin, and Annabelle love to travel anywhere and everywhere. They also find great joy camping throughout California. They especially feel rejuvenated after visiting the Sequoias. On the weekends, you will find them bike riding, hiking in Palos Verdes, jumping into the Hermosa Beach waves or out and about exploring places new to them.
As part of the Exploration team, Yvonne is thrilled to join fellow homeschooling families on their learning adventures. She has expansive listening skills as she supports her learners and parents to tailor their education to their specific needs, interests, and goals. Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious, and she is passionate about making a positive difference with learners and their families.