Teacher Spotlight: Beth at Germantown

The teachers at Momentum Early Learning dedicate much of their time and heart to the children in their classroom. We appreciate all of their hard work and the commitment they make to maintain a higher standard of excellence in everything they do. The culture at Momentum is driven by one unified vision… “Grow as a cohesive and fun team with purpose, engagement, passion, and quality”. Here is a look into the life of one of our many excellent teachers. Find out what they love and what inspires them to be a great educator.

beth and husband at game

Introducing, Ms. Beth at Germantown…beth playing dress up

How long have you worked at Momentum?
I came to Momentum in August of 2017.

What classroom do you teach?
I am the Director of Momentum’s Germantown Campus.

What made you want to become a teacher?
I have wanted to be a teacher since as long as I can remember.  I was very good at teaching all my stuffed animals and assigning them homework which I loved to correct and give back to them.

beths childrenWhat or who inspires you?
I am inspired my daughter, Abigail.  She is the strongest most resilient person I know. She is intelligent and loving and super determined!

What is your favorite kind of activity to teach? (sensory, gross motor, etc.)
I haven’t taught Early Childhood in a long time!  I have been teaching elementary and middle school the past ten years.  My favorite subject to teach was math.

What is one of your first memories from school?
Struggling in Math!!!  Ironically, it was my worst subject but that is why I love to teach it.  Breaking it down so kids understand it clearly warms my heart!  I love seeing the “light bulb” go on!

What is one of your hidden talents?
I can still do the splits!

beths animalsDo you have any pets?
I have a Lab named Kelso (That 70’s Show), a Yorkie mutt named Maisy (Yes, after the mouse) and a very illusive cat named Bailey (Yes, Irish cream).

What is your favorite thing to cook? (if you don’t like to cook, what is your favorite food?)
I do a lot of cooking, but I love to make soups!  One of my favorite creations is my mushroom, wild-rice soup.

What is your favorite way to relax?
I love to spend time in my yard, attempting to garden!  My husband and I enjoy golfing whenever we get a chance!  I also tried tennis last year for the first time, I don’t know if they’ll have me back!!

What is your favorite TV show/guilty pleasure?
I only watch two shows on a regular basis.  This Is Us and Grey’s Anatomy complete my week!

What makes a “good day” at Momentum?
Everyday is a good day! I really love when I can get away from the office and spend time with the kids!

What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?
I enjoy a cup of coffee and some good 80’s music on my way to work!

beths husband and childrenbeths family on vacation

What is the best thing about being a teacher?
For any age it’s the “Aha moments”!

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Outside!  I love to see children explore the outdoors.  Last year we took a field trip to a lake and had the kids use magnifying glasses, microscopes and their own eyes to explore the water.  It was amazing to see their reactions when they discovered there were things living in the water.

Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.