Our Teachers

teresa weed, Director

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.


Audrey todd, Education Farmer and chef

Audrey lives in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. She has a degree in international relations. Before coming to the Forest Playschool, she spent two years working with The Organic Gardener, Ltd. growing organic gardens for homeowners in Chicagoland. 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.

Magritte Nankin.jpg

Magritte Nankin, Art Teacher

Magritte is a jewelry maker, textile worker, and 3rd generation ceramicist.  She is ecstatic about being the Forest Playschool's Art Teacher.  Magritte graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in fibers and material studies.  She is currently a working artist.  As an educator, Magritte supports children in using their imaginations to discover the creative wellspring within them.