NATURE'S PATHWAYS

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OUR EDUCATORS
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Nature’s Pathways at 2nd Nature Academy provides each child with developmentally-appropriate care, attention, and instruction. Some of our team members come highly credentialed in their respective focuses; others are parents or grandparents with decades of experience in caring for children. What they all have in common is a commitment to providing a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment for your child to learn and grow. Our staff embraces our unique pedagogy, which centers around emergent curriculum, ample outdoor education, and play-based learning. They each take pride in getting to know both the children and their families and we support a culture of open communication at all times. Together, our educators create an environment that is ideal for your child’s growth and development.

Jillian Towne

Director of Early Childhood Education

My favorite part of my job is...

"that, as they say, 'it takes a village,' and I get to be a part of that village for so many families. Now my own daughter gets to be a part of our village too!"

Joleen Brahaney

Assistant Director, Pre-Elementary

Prekindergarten Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"that every day is different and we get frequent opportunities to explore the trails."

Amber Labrecque

Assistant Director, Infants/Toddler

Toddler Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"watching the children explore and grow into their little personalities. I love reading stories with them and singing silly songs!"

Kristen Lavoie

Infant Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"that, as a mom, I understand how important it is to have someone you trust to care for, nurture, and love your baby when you cannot be there. My daily goal is to give parents the peace of mind that their child is safe and getting the best care possible."

Laura Auger

Toddler Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"that I get to care for such young children and knowing that I will have some part in shaping their future. It is a very rewarding experience. I love getting to know their parents and siblings and cherish the time each child spends in my classroom!"

Jennifer Rheaume

Toddler Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"the energy level of young children. I also really enjoy watching them explore, play, and learn about their world!"

Jessie Duquette

Toddler Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"getting messy with art projects with the kids and seeing how much they grow in a short matter of time. It is a blessing to be a part of their learning!"

Cathy Richardson Brown

Toddler Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"sharing my music and farming background with the children."

Keishla Lopez

Preschool Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"the great sense of achievement I get from seeing my students develop and grow as individuals."

Kate Lane-Sutherland

Preschool Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"playing outside with my friends. I also love to make music, so that we can all dance and sing together!"

Chelsea Barbini

Prekindergarten Teacher

My favorite part of my job is...

"being able to explore the outdoors with the children. I love watching their responses to new things and watching them become engaged with their surroundings."

Jennifer Slate

Interim-Kindergarten TeacherCamp Lovewell Director

My favorite part of my job is...

"inspiring children to believe in themselves. When I was a child, I had a teacher that made me feel like I mattered and that I could do anything. I love having the opportunity to do that for my students."

Casey Enos

Floating Assistant

My favorite part of my job is...

"being able to watch the children grow in every way. I also enjoy being able to acquire so much knowledge every day, as the kids are always teaching me just as much as I teach them!"