Trembling Knees: When Traditionally-Schooled Parents Choose to Live on the Verge of Education
Dr. Grace Hess-Quimbita is a parent and lifelong educator. She will share her experience as she grew as a parent & educator from a traditionally-schooled mindset to an alternative, student-centered mindset, and what she did that enabled that transition to happen.
She combines her graduate degrees in science and education, plus her teaching and coaching experience, to bring useful educational tools and knowledge to creative, progressive, open-minded, out-of-the-box-thinking parents. She finds purpose in helping parents nurture successful learning in their children from a love and logic perspective. She is also a strong supporter of positive parenting, progressive ideas in education, and individualized learning. Grace currently helps students with learning differences from a strength perspective using the LearningSuccess(TM) Institute strategies, as well as, experience gained from working with children with executive function, attention, and anxiety issues. She teaches children and their families how the brain functions when learning and when connecting with others, whether in the classroom or within a family. Her passion intersects parenting and education helping young families discover and align their family and parenting values with their educational choices. In her free time, Grace coordinates community events aimed at informing parents about alternative options in education and posts on her Facebook page: Learning on the Verge of Education. Grace lives with her husband and two children, a 12 year-old son and 14 year-old daughter, in Los Angeles.