19 Oct Meet the Teachers At Big Finn!
Big Finn Hill Park
Liz is an enthusiastic educator, passionate about creating culturally responsive classroom environments that focus on a connection to nature and fostering social emotional growth. Her educational background includes a Masters in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and a Bachelors in Education. Her goal is to provide children a learning experience that treats them as a whole person, is responsive to their skills and needs as individuals, and strives for equity and fosters stewardship. In her free time, she is a woodworking hobbyist and enjoys creating unique classroom materials. She also loves to go on weekend hiking adventures with her boyfriend and dog, photography and cooking tasty meals with her family.
Michelle graduated from James Madison University in 2016 with a Masters degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. She is originally from Connecticut but has been working in California and Oregon for about eight months. Her previous jobs were on farms, learning about sustainable agriculture and raising livestock. Tiny Trees is her dream job. She is passionate about finding the strengths of each child and using them to help scaffold development within the class. In her free time, she loves hiking with her dogs and finding new places in nature.