Co-lead Teacher, M/W/F AM and M/W PM
Growing up on the North Shore of Lake Superior I have always enjoyed spending time in nature. As a child I had the privilege of attending a farm/outdoor-based preschool near my home. I later began helping with this program during the summer and developed a passion for working with young children. After high school I worked as a kindergarten assistant at Hartsbrook Waldorf School in Massachusetts before returning home to Minnesota. I earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin Superior, focusing on early childhood education and child development. My hobbies include knitting, swimming in the lakes and rivers along the north shore, going for walks with my husband and my dog Bonnie, and spending time in the backyard with our chickens. I am looking forward to being part of the Hartley team and spending time learning and exploring with the preschoolers!