I started working at Beech Street Preschool as the lunchlady in 2010 – after a life-changing back injury that forced me out of the offices I had become accustomed to in the film & TV post-production houses of my past. I started working there for a few hours a day – in a lot of pain at all times. I never wanted to go home at the end of my shift. Years have passed and I’m still stiff – but so much in my life has changed. Working with children has deepened my understanding of the world, of who I am and what my goals are in life (seriously!). I’ve also learned that cranky people usually need one of four things; to go the bathroom, an apple juice, a hug and/or a nap. It’s all pretty simple really.
I made this stop-motion film after my first year there – and today was the last day of school. Enjoy!