Maren is excited to be returning to CDS this year in the Panda Bear class (and leading Morning Movers)! She is a 2020 graduate from the University of Virginia with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Psychology. She began working with children in high school when she taught recreational gymnastics classes and even now continues to stay involved by judging gymnastics competitions on the weekends. During her time at UVA, Maren helped develop the Toy Library at JMRL. These experiences led her to realize her knack for working with children. She loves fostering children’s natural sense of curiosity and seeing faces light up with each new discovery.