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Director & Lead educator

Kimberly Worthington

Kimberly was born and raised in Texas, where the summers are hot and the nights flicker with fire-flies. From a young age, Kimberly was drawn outdoors — riding around the lake with her grandparents, camping with her family, and slurping melting ice-cream cones on the porch. The outdoor world inspired calm, connection, and a reverence for life.

Kimberly has an A.S. in Early Childhood Education, a B.A. in Environment Education from Warren Wilson College and a Forest Kindergarten Teacher certification from Cedarsong Nature School. She has worked as an educator for 10+ years with children in forests, gardens, fields, beaches, school buildings, tree forts and elaborate imaginary worlds.

Kimberly strives to be both a friend and mentor to young children and does so by approaching play with child-like eyes and a sense of awe and wonder. During group nature immersion, Kimberly gets to know each child’s unique perspective and wisdom, commits to being co-learners together, and from there actively supports children in strengthening connection to both their inner and outdoor worlds.

 

 

Kimberly currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Forest Kindergarten Association

 
 
 

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