“Jade’s expertise as an educator is well served by many of her strengths, but a central strength is empathy.”
She has both cognitive understanding and emotional compassion for the challenges of neurodiverse learners.
This understanding is the foundation for her work to not only negotiate learning targets and agreements with students and families, but also to help students navigate the social-emotional learning that undoubtedly arises as they come into contact and conflict with peers.
Jade’s ability to remain both firm and kind creates a sense of emotional safety: children will be accepted for who they are at the same time that they are lovingly guided and encouraged to continue in their development. Jade has mastery in both academics and social-emotional well-being, and she brings both aspects to her work with gifted learners. Underlying her foundation of empathy is a fierce commitment to these children being both understood and challenged.
Bob Yamtich, Therapist & Consultant