“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
"There are a million things one might do with a block of wood. But what do you think might happen if someone, just
once, believed in it?" -Suzanne Weyn (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium)
Kelsie graduated from CSULB with a BA in Linguistics and a minor in Anthropology. While her original goal
was to work as a teacher for ESL students, she realized shortly after graduating that her true passion was working with young children. She decided to continue her education at LBCC, this time focusing on Early
Childhood Education. There she had the opportunity to learn from several experienced and knowledgeable
professors who helped guide her understanding of different philosophies while also helping her to develop
her skills as an educator. She is now working on extending that development by pursuing a Masters in
Kelsie is constantly inspired by the natural creativity and inquisitive spirits of the children she works with. She
believes that children are willing and capable learners who find the most success in environments that
support and inspire them. She strongly supports the idea that children learn through play and that they
construct knowledge from their interactions with the world around them. As an educator she values
opportunities that allow her to collaborate with children and participate in the learning process. She sees
herself as a co-researcher, learning both with the children and from them.
Outside of the classroom Kelsie enjoys art, movies, snowboarding, yoga, going to Disneyland, playing with her
puppy, and spending time with her friends and family.