Farm & Forest Kindergarten
Michelle worked in Outdoor and Wilderness education for more than 10 years, and stumbled upon Waldorf Education in 2008 while searching for a Preschool for her first-born. After becoming a parent volunteer with the Waldorf-inspired Kindergarten Cooperative in Asheville NC, she quickly realized that this was how she had always hoped to teach. She began to study, participate in workshops, and became a member of the initiative that led to the opening of a school, now over a decade old.
Michelle dreamed of finding a school where her love of Waldorf Education and the outdoors would meet. She is so happy to have found it at OVWS, and looks forward to many years of sharing and creating experiences that assist children in finding the goodness in themselves and the world around them.
In her spare time, Michelle loves to read, drink coffee, listen to bluegrass, and disappear into the woods on bike or foot. She has two children at Orchard Valley, a hard-working husband, and a whole team of dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits and horses!