TARA NICHOL LEAD TEACHER Tara is from Seattle, Washington but has Lynn roots, as Lynn is her father’s hometown. Tara received a B.A. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University. She was inspired by the Waldorf Schools she encountered while teaching outdoor education and decided to pursue training as a Waldorf teacher. She is currently finishing her M. Ed. at Antioch University New England. Tara has extensive experience working with children with special needs in a Waldorf context. She also speaks Spanish and was a founding teacher at a small, multilingual Waldorf initiative in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Tara has a passion for the healing power of Waldorf Education and is excited to be a part of Cairn Hill Nature Preschool.
EVELYNE HEBRAULT PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR Evelyne is originally from Southern France. She is a graduate of the University of Montpellier where she trained to become a special needs educator. In 2002, she moved to the US with her husband and young daughter, and continued to pursue her educational interests - initially as a volunteer in the public schools, and later as a teacher and director of a Boston area preschool. Through her teaching experiences, Evelyne developed a growing interest in nature and outdoor activities and their impact on the physical and emotional development of children. Evelyne speaks Spanish, as well as French and English and is interested in culture and diversity. She is now very excited to be the director of the Cairn Hill Nature Preschool and to be able to participate in the creation and development of this new Waldorf-inspired nature program.