I am a graduate of Ieraar Basisonderwijs (Primary Education) based in Montessori education in the Netherlands, where I am from. I taught at that school for several years before moving to the United States. Our class philosophy is independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child's natural psychological, physical and social development. I am working towards my Bachelor's Degree in education. I am married to Stan Schochler, a Spanish teacher at Poteet High School in Mesquite. I currently live in Terrell and enjoy reading, traveling, going to museums and libraries in my spare time.