Welcome to the Fun Van Miss Amber! Tell us a little more about yourself.
How did you hear about the Fun Van? I heard about Fun Van from a parent who enjoyed the program. I attended an 11 Week session as a parent myself!
What did you do before working at the Fun Van? Before Fun Van I worked in Higher Education with South University and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. I also worked as an early childhood educator from infants up to 12 years old.
What was your childhood ambition? For a very long time wanted to be a veterinarian or an inventor, then a traveling street musician (I couldn’t figure out how to travel with a cello, though being pulled in a trailer crossed my mind). I eventually realized I wanted to be a teacher.
What book are you currently reading? The 13 ½ Lives of Capitan Bluebear by Walter Moers
What’s your favorite summer beverage or treat? Strawberry Lemonade
What was your favorite toy as a child? I loved my beanie babies and my littlest pet shop animals.
What’s one of your funniest parenting or teaching moments? One of my funniest parenting moments happened while playing with my son. He was trying to fit his hands in my mouth then do the same to his little sister. I reminded him that to be gentle with Mommy and sister, but he was having too much fun. I reminded him that Mommy said to be gentle with his little sister. He rolled his eyes so dramatically that he almost fell over. I was shocked and gasped a little. He thought that was hilarious and rolled his eyes even harder than the first time and made himself fall over. We both giggled and laughed for a while after that.
What’s a fun fact about you? I have a ton of musical instruments stashed around my house: two violins, a cello, flute, clarinet, recorders, multiple guitars, and a keyboard. I can only actually play 3 of those instruments.
What snack is your guilty pleasure? Buttered Popcorn
What do you enjoy most about working at Fun Van? I love watching how families learn and grow together.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy reading and doing arts and crafts.
What advice do you have for parents? Take as much time as you can to be together. Time spent together is super valuable and can be super fun!
What’s one of your favorite books and activities for your Fun Van families? Dragons Love Tacos and dragon masks!