Meet Our Director
Founder : Roots and Sky Nature School
Lead Teacher: Nanny in Nature
Nicole has spent the last three decades educating learners of all ages in nature. Nature is her happiest place, and she loves sharing her awe, wonder, and curiosity with early learners. Although she began teaching early learners in a traditional setting, Nicole entered the Nature Preschool field by way of Cedarsong Nature School, where she was a lead teacher and also trained other early childhood educators. Nicole has since founded Roots & Sky Nature School, where she can support children, educators, and families through professional development and consulting services, as well as the Nanny in Nature program for preschool and kindergarten students. As a Cedarsong Way Certified Trainer, Nicole also leads training programs around the country. She has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations that focus on youth in nature and conservation, and she became involved in WaNPA several years ago because she saw the tremendous value of connecting with others who feel passionately about nature-based education. Nicole is thrilled for the opportunity to support the diverse community of educators, administrators, and families who make up the Washington Nature Preschool Association.