Meet Your Educator: Felicia Smith

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Let’s get to know Miss Felicia!

What was your childhood ambition? To be a teacher

What book are you currently reading? Listen, Love, Repeat By Karen Ehman

What’s your favorite fall or winter beverage? Coffee always…

What was your favorite game as a child? UNO

What’s one of your funniest parenting or teaching moments? I was doing an experiment teaching the children about distance. We used an air popcorn popper without the lid and had hot popcorn flying at the children.

What’s a fun fact about you?  When I lived in California, I used to drive 6 hours to get to the Rogue River in Oregon; just so I could camp and recharge over the weekend.

What snack is your guilty pleasure? Dark Chocolate

How many years have you been with the Fun Van? Almost 9 years

What did you do before working at the Fun Van? I taught Head Start on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

How did you hear about the Fun Van? I received a call from a recruiter who told me she had the perfect job for me.

What do you enjoy most about working at Fun Van? I love the relationships that I’ve been able to build with the families over the years.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy reading and trying new crafts.

What advice do you have for parents? When you feel like yelling or can’t seem to find the words for the latest “mess”, take a picture. Walk away and send it to your husband/wife or close friend, vent to them. Then go back and ask how can we/you fix this?

What’s one of your favorite books and activities for your Fun Van families?

Leo The Late Bloomer By Robert Kraus is one of my favorites. We make paper bag puppets to go along with the story.

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Photos Courtesy of HarperCollins.com and Notimeforflashcards.com