Teacher - Kinder
Lucy is deeply honored to spend her days with children. She is inspired daily by their love, curiosity, authenticity, and presence to life. While she is a guide to their learning at school, she is clear that each day, the children are teachers to her. She knows for sure that the connection she makes with each child is a gift to her heart each and every day.
Lucy earned her master’s degree in education at Antioch University and her early childhood Montessori credential through The Center for Guided Montessori Studies. She has been teaching in various forms all her adult life and in early education for the past 12 years.
Lucy believes that early childhood is a sensitive and powerful time in a child’s life as young students learn and grow through self-directed, hands-on exploration with the environment. She creates a rich and nurturing learning space where children can explore their interests, discover the wonders of the world, learn about themselves, and develop friendships.
Lucy’s own childhood was spent in Northern Ireland where she grew up before her family immigrated to the United States and settled in Virginia. Since then she has lived in California, Oregon, and Colorado before moving to North Carolina to work with North Carolina Outward Bound School as a rock climbing instructor. Her roots and family have grown here in North Carolina, where she shares her life with her teenage children, Elijah and Rowan, and their many furry animal friends.
Lucy enjoys sleeping under the stars, hiking, rock climbing, and floating down rivers. She is honored to be part of the FernLeaf community and to pass on the good that she has been gifted through her relationships with her own teachers.