teresa weed - lead teacher

Teresa has an MA in Zoology from Miami University of Ohio, and a background in play-based early childhood education.  She loves fairy tales, knock knock jokes, and adventures.


Emily ehley - Teaching and Administrative Assistant

Emily grew up in Eugene, Oregon, where she loved to climb apple trees and swim in the Willamette River. She attended Warren Wilson College in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies. She worked as a literacy tutor with City Year Americorps in Little Rock, Arkansas, before moving to Chicago to pursue her career in urban environmental education. She is passionate about bread baking, worm composting, fairy house building, and messy activities of all kinds. 


Audrey todd - Teaching Assistant, Cook, and Gardener

Audrey Todd, 26, lives in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. She has a degree in international relations She spent the last two years working with The Organic Gardener, Ltd. growing organic gardens for homeowners in the Chicagoland area. Hoping to dive more into the teaching aspects of environmental education, she is honored to be an assistant teacher, gardener and cook for The Forest Playschool this year. While not at the Forest Playschool, you can find her biking around Chicago, braving the cold water of Lake Michigan for a swim, or reading too many books at once.