In the realm of early childhood learning and parenting, few individuals possess the level of dedication and passion as Chamisa Logemann. With over 10 years of experience working with children, she has left an indelible mark on the lives of numerous young learners. A former elementary school teacher and a Signing Smart instructor, Chamisa has consistently strived to help kids discover the joy of learning something new.
Chamisa’s journey in the world of education began within the classrooms of Boulder Valley Schools and San Jose, California, where she honed her teaching skills and fostered her innate love for guiding young minds. Her expertise extends beyond elementary education, as she also has experience working with preschoolers and toddlers at Head Start in Denver, nurturing the intellectual and emotional growth of these young learners during their crucial developmental years.
Currently, Chamisa has taken on the role of a devoted stay-at-home mom, however her passion for teaching remains unwavering, and she is delighted to contribute her expertise to the Boulder JCC.
Chamisa Logemann’s impressive journey in the field of education showcases her unwavering commitment to fostering the development of young minds. Her years of experience, coupled with her genuine love for teaching and her expertise in sign language instruction, make her an invaluable asset to the Boulder JCC and the broader community. If you are interested in participating in the Boulder JCC Early Learning and Parenting programs, click here.
Q&A with Chamisa Logemann
1. How did you become connected to the Boulder JCC?
“I found the original Boulder JCC after having my daughter and becoming passionate about teaching sign language to other toddlers.”
2. How long have you lived in Boulder?
“I actually live in Broomfield. I’ve lived here for 17 years, grew up in Silverthorne, CO, and went to college at CU!”
3. What do you love the most about teaching at the Boulder JCC?
“I love the community, open and welcoming environment, and the wonderful families I get to work with.”
4. Do you have any tips for folks wanting to learn sign language?
“Just try it! Learning something new can be intimidating, but starting small and learning a few words at a time can make it easier. Don’t be afraid of doing it wrong and go for it!”
5. What is a misconception people have about young children and their ability to learn a language?
“Some people believe young children are not ready to learn a language at such a young age, but they already develop their own ways of communicating through cries, grunts, and babbles, so adding signs helps them communicate more clearly at an earlier age. Infant sign language has been proven to increase vocabulary and even reading levels in older children.”
6. How did you develop your skill for teaching and working with kids?
“I have always had a passion for working with kids, from babysitting all my parents’ friends’ kids at a young age, volunteering at local schools, working in early childhood education, and teaching elementary school. I have always enjoyed the love of teaching and helping kids of all ages learn new things.”
7. What’s a fun fact people might not know about you?
“My name, Chamisa, comes from the name a desert flower in the southwest.”