Who Are We?

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Hello!  We are Corrie and Lee, passionate educators that dream of opening their own Forest School in the woods of Western Massachusetts.

Corrie (she/her) is a UMass Boston alumni, and a graduate student in the Gender/Cultural Studies department at Simmons University in Boston.  She works primarily with students ages 4-8 as a school administrator during the year and as a program coordinator in the summer.  Corrie became fascinated with gender stereotyping in early childhood classrooms when she taught in a Junior Kindergarten class.  Her mission is to create a classroom atmosphere of diversity and acceptance for everyone!

Lee (they/them) is a graduate of Smith College who has been working in the education field for 5 years, with children ages 8-13. They are a program coordinator who runs an after school program with a focus on social emotional-learning and meeting each child where they are at. Lee is a recovering History major, who rejoices at discovering historical narratives that have previously been silenced, erased or destroyed. Lee’s mission is to educate and elevate each child’s experience so it is transformative, not transactional!