I'm a native Vermonter. Since my youngest memories I've always been drawn to nature and being outdoors. As an adult with children and craving more out responsibility to being a model for our youngest citizens. I continue to draw from the earth's influnence in my teaching by providing and exposing young children to the outdoors through play and learning experiences. Through my education along with teaching experiences, nature continues to be a common thread and resource. I'm currently embarking on opening a nature immersion education program here in VT (Natural Academics Inc.) preK-2 with a goal of reaching 8th grade. My passion continues to evoke a responsibility to expanding learning outside the box with nature as the major influence.