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  “I began to practice yoga for the first time ever in 1999. And after taking my first teacher training in 2002, I knew I wanted to teach full time,” Karen Fabian says. So she shifted out of her corporate career in health care administration, and started teaching in 2003. “Over time, I started my […]

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“My mother is the one who tried to scare me around from education,” Clifford Kwong says. “Every time I showed interest in education, she asked me not to do it.” His mother, who had worked in education for decades, warned that his student loans would be high and his salary would be low. Her advice: […]

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My name is Amanda Medeiros, and I work at the Lowell Collaborative Preschool Academy. I have worked in the field of early education and care for eight years, and I love what I do. I help children learn to express their feelings and learn that it is okay to feel different emotions. I help them […]

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This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Efrain Ponce and I work at the Lowell Collaborative Preschool Academy. I have been in the field of early education for 10 years. The job that I do is important because we are teaching the […]

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  This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Lesley Byrne, and I work as a pre-K teacher in the Lowell Public Schools. I had worked in early childhood education for seven years when, in 1993, the Lowell initiated the first pre-K programs […]

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This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Melissa Perry. I currently reside in Salem, Mass., and I am newly employed at the Salem YMCA. I’ve been in early childcare education for just a little over 12 years. To ensure any level of job […]

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  This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Shelby Holt and I work as a K2 Teacher & Grade Level Leader at Match Community Day Public Charter School in Hyde Park, Mass. I studied early childhood education at university; however, I’ve been […]

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  This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Mary Frances Kroyak. The children call me Miss Fran. I work for Cape Cod Child Development in West Yarmouth, Mass. I have been teaching for three years. As a teacher, I know that children’s […]

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This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Shamica Dade. I am the lead teacher/director at Square One in the Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) Program on Main Street in Springfield, Mass. I have been in this field for almost 20 years. Early education […]

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This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Sheri Rios and I am the Preschool Director for the Elizabeth Peabody House (EPH) preschool in Somerville, Mass. I have worked for EPH for 18 years. I have always felt a connection with children, “I […]

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