Our Team

Nicole Swanson

Owner, Program Developer

 

My name is Nicole, and I am grateful for your interest in joining our community. I am a former elementary educator, who has a passion for education, working with children, entrepreneurship, and travel. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education and a Masters in English Literature. During my first years as an educator, I taught in an inner-city school in Tennessee for 3 years teaching 4 th and 5 th grade and then taught Kindergarten for K12 Academy. As I made my way back to Wisconsin, I rejoined my family business and have been running one of our small businesses for the past 6 years. It has always been a dream of mine to start a school someday, but as I researched educational philosophies and discovered what was needed for our next generation, my vision quickly adapted. As a mom, I also want my children to have an opportunity to learn at their own natural ability and interests and flourish with a less standardized, more authentic education. This is the mission of our learning center. We believe there are more authentic ways to educate our youth.


Lindsay Florey

Teacher

 

My name is Lindsay and I am so excited to help educate and nurture your kiddos here at our center. My passion for teaching early childhood stems from my two and a half years working as a teacher's aide at Hope Lutheran Preschool in Minneapolis, where I was born and raised. I was working there as I was completing my Associates degree at a community college. I then continued my education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development. I moved to Oshkosh in August where I came across the opportunity to work with Nicole at Natural Learners. The philosophy of child-centered learning that Natural Learners encompasses opens an unbelievably awesome gateway into a more holistic and well rounded education for young minds. This was the type of education I wanted to use to teach children during some of their most critical developmental years. So here we are! I cannot express how thrilled I am to be apart of this amazing opportunity. I am so ready to help guide your kiddos in learning and discovering this stellar world we live in.

Join our team!

Natural Learners Community is seeking talented, like-minded educators to facilitate learning at our center. If you are interested in joining our team and being a part of our learning center, please send us your resume. We would love to meet you!