Hi, I'm Miss Kim!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Musical Theatre. From babysitting to teaching dance, I've been working with children for about 8 years. I believe children learn best by experiencing the world for themselves, therefore, I firmly believe in unstructured play, hands-on activities, and fostering a strong sense of community. I am committed to creating a safe learning environment for fostering curiosity, creativity, and growth in all children.
What is your philosophy and approach to behavioral management? I strongly believe in the power of communication and positive discipline. Rather than punishment, I believe in creating mutual respect and building on children's strengths.
Who was your favorite teacher and why? Wendell Howlett. He was my jazz dance teacher at NYU, and continues to be a mentor and inspiration for me today. He was able to create a structured, yet open space for learning, questioning, and risk-taking. He had the ability to asses each class and determine what was best for us to work on that day. He cared so deeply about each of us, and made it very clear that his classroom was not only a space for us to learn, but also for him to learn. With that sort of passion, open-mindedness, and respect, we all saw growth in ourselves and our skills every single day.