I prefer mornings, but can be flexible. Please contact me for more information. Having about a week’s notice for specialized lessons would be ideal.
Groups I Can Work With
I have experience working with all ages, pre-K though Grade 5, and in various settings.
Areas of Interest/Specialties
I am interested in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), as well as multicultural, bilingual education. I love integrating multicultural arts and crafts into my lessons.
Teaching Artist Statement
I bring with me my own multicultural, multilingual upbringing. I believe that children are innately curious and want to learn more about the world around them. Awareness of different cultures around the world arouses empathetic curiosity in a child as well as brings awareness of one’s own culture. I am passionate about science education and integrating it with any curriculum to make the world more meaningful to a child.
Sample Lesson Plan
Preeti has a M.A. in Education with ESL from the College of New Jersey, and a M.A. in French Literature from Bombay University, India. She is currently taking a break from full-time teaching. She has previously taught overseas in India, Mexico and China for over 20 years and has volunteered with several organizations, both overseas and currently, locally. Preeti speaks several languages, including Hindi, French and Spanish. She has taught in a bi-lingual French-English kindergarten, taught French as a foreign language, taught English, and taught in pre-k and kindergarten- her favorite age group. She has an international background- born in Tanzania, grew up in India, married a New Yorker, and raised two children and a cat in India, Mexico and China before moving everyone to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.