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 completed the Cedarsong Way Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training Program in 2016.  She loves fairy tales, knock-knock jokes, and adventures.

 

Audrey todd

Education Farmer & chef

Audrey Todd has been the Education Farmer and Chef with The Forest Playschool the past three years. They received a B.A. in International Relations at Knox College in 2012. After graduation, Audrey taught and ran several children's summer garden programs in Iowa. Audrey has also had the pleasure of working with public and private schools in Chicago and along the North Shore teaching gardening though The Organic Gardener, Ltd for two years. Audrey plans on receiving a Forest School Teacher certification through The Forest School of Canada this year. Audrey loves word play, carrots, and using all five senses to explore the world we live in. While not in the woods, you can find them reading or swimming at the lake. 

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Elizabeth Schadrack

Math and Plant Science Teacher

Elizabeth has a BS in Ecology and Field Biology from The University of North Carolina – Asheville and intends to begin a Master of Arts in Teaching program this Fall. After working with the local Forest Preserves she completed a year-long internship with Forest Playschool and was thrilled to return as the school’s Math and Plant Science teacher. She loves prairie plants, adventure stories, and warm days in the garden.