The Director of World Around Us White Bear Lake
Hi, I am Elisheba, ( a biblical name!) I am married and have 3 wonderful, energetic, thriving and creative children. I have years of work experience and education in the early childhood development field. I am part of the team at World Around Us.
I respect and agree with Rebecca Garber-Churchill (owner) core values and love how their ultimate goal is to always bring out the best in each child.
"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" - Matthew 18:3
What does a typical day at WAU look like for you?
A typical day for me at World Around Us starts with dropping off my own children and greeting all the classrooms ensuring that teachers are set and prepared for the day.
I visit with the children and get to listen to all the wonderful cute stories they share with me.
Further throughout the day I also greet families and help them with anything they and their child may need. Rebecca has created a great team and we are like a little family and love knowing and caring for all of our families.
What's the most rewarding part of your job?
That is an easy answer: receiving hugs & love from the children. The best part is watching a child struggling with a task and then one day it clicks and the look on their face is priceless. I also love watching the team of teachers thrive to teach and make a difference in every child's daily lives.
What do you miss most about being a child?
Being carefree and exploring the outdoors with my friends. Although, as an adult now I can do this with my own family which is way more fun and memorable.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I can literally watch documentaries all day! I love learning and sharing my knowledge.
Last but not least: Describe World Around Us in three words:
LOVE FOR CHILDREN
5 Fun Questions for our White Bear Lake director
Netflix or TV? - I would say TV since I believe it has more options
Cake or Pie? - I want to say Pie, unless ice-cream is involved, then definitely cake!
Newspaper or online news blog? - I prefer to read the news online since it is more convenient
Ocean or Mountains? - Ocean: I love the sound of the waves!
Phone call or text? - I personally prefer a phone call because I believe it is more real.