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.
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.
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!