Chloe Wilkins From Detroit, USA Hello, my name is Clove Wilkins, although most know me by my nickname Chloe. I was born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Michigan. While completing my education in the city of Royal Oak, I gained professional experience working as a nanny, preschool teacher, and multi-media artist. I initially came to Germany to work as an Au Pair. While working in Heidelberg, I fell in love with the city and culture. Growing up under the influence of a mother who was actively studying for her masters in Early Childhood Education and a self- taught musician father, I saw all of the wonderful and magical benefits of all forms of art working in harmony with education and learning. My passion in the classroom is to integrate creativity, imagination and discovery into every aspect of learning. Hands-on crafting is one of my favorite avenues of learning, as well as engaging the imagination in storytelling and building. My ultimate goal is to give children the self-confidence to be creative, to engage with the arts and to be unafraid of expressing themselves in whatever manner they wish. In my free time, I enjoy graphic design as a creative outlet as well as a useful passion that I can bring into my work. I also enjoy cooking, creating other forms of visual art, and traveling.