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PAT ANDREWS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mrs. Andrews has been working with children since 1980, when she first began teaching swimming lessons while studying at university. In 1988, her career in public education began in the Waterloo Region and has included teaching children from kindergarten to grade 10, in Waterloo, Toronto, Australia, and across Essex County.

 

Mrs. Andrews was the owner and educator of Kindermusik Creations East for 10 years. She taught an in-home preschool program and was also head teacher in Natural Pathways Learning Centre at its inception.  When Mrs. Andrews' three sons attended Lakeview Montessori School, she offered music and movement classes there as well. She is currently owner and educator with Pat Andrews Educational Consulting, offering education therapy for private clients.

 

Mrs. Andrews has completed certification in Forest School Canada Practitioner Training and is the current Executive Director and Lead Educator for Natural Pathways Learning Centre.

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JOCELYN McNEELY

EDUCATOR

Growing up in the wilds of Vancouver Island, Jocelyn enjoyed her childhood exploring the forests behind her house, building forts, and just being a curious kid, fortunate enough to be able to explore freely.

 

Along with her love of being in nature, Jocelyn developed a love of working with children at an early age and knew she wanted to be a teacher as soon as she could. She moved to Windsor in 2003 to complete a BA in History with a minor in Geography from the University of Windsor. 

 

In 2009, Jocelyn moved to London, England to complete a teaching certificate at Roehampton University. Teaching grades 4-12 in London and the Midlands from 2010-2014, Jocelyn’s love of teaching and working with the more ‘challenging’ students grew greatly. In 2015, Jocelyn became an Ontario Certified Teacher and moved back to Windsor, Ontario with her small family in tow.

 

After a chance meeting in 2015, Jocelyn started her journey towards working as a Forest School Practitioner, combining her love of nature, love of teaching, and the realisation that children today have limited opportunities to freely explore nature spaces. Jocelyn has been working as an educator with Natural Pathways since Sept 2016, and started her Forest School Practitioner course in June 2017. 

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KIM ALICE

EDUCATOR

Kim has a deep connection to nature. She has worked to help support children and adults in many different forms. Studying, learning, and growing has been a great passion that began with a co-op placement at the Children's Achievement Center where a fire was lit to teach and work with children.

 

Growing up, Kim spent much of her time in the outdoors and has traveled and lived throughout Canada with her five children, husband, and many animal friends. Kim has studied holistic health care, mindfulness, and meditation on her own and with monks, pursuing numerous courses on teaching and training.

 

Having a passion for children and nature, Kim worked at a Waldorf school teaching Grades 1/2, Kindergarten, and Forest School days. Kim has completed many training courses, including Supporting Traumatized Youth and Child Observation through Lifeways North America, Nature Education through Cornell University, and will complete her Forest School Canada Practitioners course in the summer of 2020. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President 

John Tregaskiss

Vice President

Serena Koehl

Treasurer

Jack Koehl

Secretary

Theresa Blondin

General Manager

Ted Sorokopas

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