Introducing our new PreK Teacher - Genevieve Billings!!
Good Day MVS Cougars!
I am happy to introduce myself, Genevieve M Billings, as your new Pre-K teacher. I can’t wait to meet you all in the coming days. Although this is my first year at MVS, it will be my 29th year in Early Childhood Education (ECE). I feel honored to be able to guide our youngest into a lifelong love of learning. I started in the field of ECE when, my now grown daughter, was just three herself. How time flies!
I hold a BS in Child Development & Family Relations, which I completed here at UMO, after teaching for many years in CT with my Associates in ECE. Yes, I am a Nutmegger, born and raised in CT, but moved here to live in SWH, when my daughter was entering 4th grade. I put down roots here, when I later bought property in Lamoine and made Maine my forever home! Met and married myself “A Mainer” and we happily share our property with chickens, and our cat Gromit.
I have made it my sole purpose to continually evolve with my education and have furthered that by most recently spending a decade teaching in an Ellsworth Montessori School, which closed with Covid. While there, I started teaching kids yoga in 2014 and became a fully Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance, during the Covid shut down phase of life. I am blessed to run my own kids yoga business, balabeeyoga.com With my education background and the benefits of yoga for kids, I believe it's a symbiotic relationship and truly a beautiful thing. I feel most at home observing children settle into themselves and love holding space for them as they come into that knowing!
I have many passions and love all things nature, birds most especially, art, music and I have a wanderlust to travel the world! My husband and I are often out hiking, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, gardening or cooking wonderful whole foods at our home. I love a good bonfire, to cycle and do all things yoga, while my husband runs. In addition to my kids yoga teacher certification I hold my 200-RYT, and am presently studying for my 300 hour, to become a 500 hour RYT. In our spare time, my husband and I are off Jeepin’ during these nice summer days!
I am very much looking forward to a fabulous school year with my new Pre-K Friends & Cougar Family! See you soon :)