Miss Libby Davis
Welcome to what will be a wonderful year in Kindergarten! My name is Elizabeth (Libby) Davis, and I am bursting with excitement at the chance to work with each of your children! My kind and nurturing disposition, coupled with my passion and dedication to making sure all of God’s children are taken care of, will bring you comfort in knowing that your child is in wonderful hands when dropping them off at school. My innate love of learning and curiosity about the world around me sparks fascination in others to always ask questions and seek answers. My enthusiasm, high-energy, creativity, contagiously positive attitude, and fun-loving disposition are just some of the many reasons your children will love coming to Kindergarten each and every day.
I first joined the Saint Columba community back in August when I began working in Kindergarten as a 1:1 classroom aid for a young boy with autism. When he moved, half way through the year, I started substitute teaching and volunteering whenever I could. The warmth and generosity I received from each and every member of this community has made it a place that I just couldn’t pull myself away from. My prayers were answered when I was asked to teach Kindergarten, and I feel extremely blessed, honored, and overjoyed at this opportunity to do so.
I grew up on the East Coast, just outside of Boston, and that is where I spent the first 21 years of my life. I attended Stonehill College where I double-majored in Neuroscience and Philosophy. After graduating, I moved to Hawaii, where I spent the next 3 years soaking up the sun and traveling any chance I had. Travel has always been a big part of who I am. By fully immersing myself in the cultures that I visit, I am really able to see and experience how vastly diverse and unique the world is. Some of my favorite memories abroad include summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, living with a host family in Costa Rica, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and floating in the Dead Sea in Israel.
When I moved to San Diego three and a half years ago, I knew I had found my forever home. I currently live in Ocean Beach with my miniature Holland lop bunny rabbit named Baxter (who thinks he’s a dog). He knows his name, comes when he is called, “dances” on command, and is leash and litter box trained. He is extremely friendly and loves snuggling and giving kisses. With everyone’s permission, of course, I hope to make Baxter a part of our Kindergarten classroom by bringing him to school with me from time to time.
Aside from teaching Baxter new tricks, my free time is filled with everything and anything involving arts and crafts, gardening, cooking and trying new foods, playing board games, teaching myself the ukulele, and listening to vinyl records. For as long as I can remember, I have known that my career would involve working with children. I have a lot experience working with children of all ages and with varying skill sets and abilities. I am currently enrolled at National University where I am working towards my Masters in Education. I hope to inspire your children, as I have with others in the past, to embark on their journey through life with wondering eyes and wandering feet.