Born to a Women's Army Corps soldier and a Naval seaman, I was raised in a military dependent’s nomadic lifestyle. By the time I graduated from high school, I had attended eleven different schools in various parts of the country.
As I look back on those years, I vividly remember the classrooms where learning was fun and I felt included. I brought these attributes to my classrooms for thirty years. I worked with thousands of students struggling academically, socially and emotionally. Over the years, I provided tools and strategies to help learners to persevere through difficulties, understand themselves more fully, and become more empowered. After our time together, I witnessed students with heightened self-esteem, stronger self-advocacy skills and positive outlooks on their futures.
I have had an extremely rewarding career and I’m excited to now bring my knowledge and experience to a broader audience! Jodibees is a place where kids and families can learn, laugh and love! Through 1:1 teaching of academic and social-emotional skills, Jodi transforms students’ struggles into strengths and strategies for success in school and in life. With focused care and attention, her instruction is customized to the unique needs of each learner. Jodi’s interactive, playful teaching style and positive encouragement is not only engaging, it empowers youth to become life-long learners. Children will not only understand the world better, but more deeply know and accept themselves, increasing their overall happiness!

Adult Yoga
Children's Yoga


  • RI Elementary Education Teacher Grades 1-6 
  • RI Elementary/Middle Special Education Teacher Grades K-8
  • NY Special Education Teacher Grades K-12
  • Montessori Elementary Teacher Ages 6-12
  • RCYT (Children & Teen’s Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor)

in addition:

  • Rhys Thomas Life Mastery Training & Personality Profiles
  • RYT 200 Kundalini Yoga
  • Reiki Master Teacher
  • Intuitive Energy Healer
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner