What IS

Inspired Living?

Simply put, it's when life just feels good

When you...

-know & love who you are

-appreciate blessings AND lessons 

-are at peace in the present

-give & accept love

-seek, find, allow & share joy

-feel & express gratitude.

Services

We Offer

We are all on a mission to learn, develop & experience life at its best. 

Sometimes inspired living comes easily.  Other times, we benefit from guidance, support or simply sharing the journey.  

Our Inspired Living Services:

* Life Coaching

* Creative Wellness Workshops

* Organizational Assistance

* Inspired Living Support

* Early Childhood Tutoring

* Consultations

This little light of mine...

Meet Kris

She's authentic, down-to-earth, kind-hearted, resourceful, organized, creative and perhaps a tad quirky. 

"I enjoy living life slightly outside the box.  I don't mind being the exception to the rule because I believe the world is a better place when we recognize, share and celebrate our differences.  Individuals are unique and no two journeys are the same.  It is my privilege to provide customized support to anyone striving to find joy, meet goals & create a life they love."

Background

Kris grew up in Tonawanda, NY where she currently resides.  She attended high school at Wilson Central and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at SUNY Potsdam.  

 

After college, Kris moved to Fredericksburg, VA where she taught for fourteen years before returning to western NY.  Currently, Kris enjoys part-time employment with Amherst Central Schools while she welcomes life as an entrepreneur and builds her dreams! 

Interests

In her free time, Kris can be found:

- spending time in nature

- hanging with her dog, Oscar

- getting lost in a crafty endeavor

- taking a class or reading to learn

- enjoying a yard sale adventure

or...

- befriending yet another plant.

Credentials

Degrees

Masters of Science in Education - Distinction

  • Major:  Special Education

Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude

  • Major:  Elementary Education

  • Major:  Sociology

  • Minor:  Society & Human Services

 

Certifications

Teacher Certification - New York 

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Childhood Education

Teacher Certification - Virginia

  • Early Childhood Education Pre-K - 3

  • Elementary Education Pre-K - 6

  • Intellectual Disabilities K-12

  • Specific Learning Disabilities K-12

Life Coach Certification - Expert Level


Leadership​ Roles

Grade Level Lead/Chairperson
School Leadership Team
New Teacher Mentor
School Improvement Team
Committees -
Literacy, Math, Climate & Culture

Honors/Awards

Teacher of the Year - 2013 

Kappa Delta Pi - Education Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology Honor Society

"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." 

-Alexandra K. Trenfor

Style

"When I became an educator, I wanted everything to be perfect - thorough lesson plans, beautiful (pre-cut) materials, etc etc.  After a year or two, I realized that the most meaningful lessons occurred on the days when I wasn't fully prepared.   Students were more engaged, the work was authentic and we had a great time! This is when my teaching philosophy changed and I adopted a 'less is more' approach."

"I see myself as a guide or facilitator in my work as a teacher, tutor and coach.  I do not do the work; I support the important work being done."

- Kris Cammarano

"My goal for each session is the same:  Let's show a little growth each day."

- Kris Cammarano

Your comfort zone is a beautiful place 

but don't expect to grow there.

Our Studio

Open UP! is located in Williamsville, NY inside North Presbyterian Church.

 

300 North Forest Road

Williamsville, NY 14221

Suite S251

We are the first door on the left when entering through the rear entrance.

 

Style

She's authentic, down-to-earth, kind-hearted, resourceful, organized, creative and perhaps a tad quirky. 

"I strive to live just slightly outside the box because I like the view.  I'm okay with being the exception to the rule because I believe the world is more beautiful when we recognize and celebrate people as unique individuals.  Each person's journey is different.  My job is to provide customized support so that each unique individual is able to meet their goals & create the life they want."

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300 North Forest Road | Suite S251

Williamsville, NY 14221