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Faculty Staff

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

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Ms. Chitwood

Roots Teacher

Ms. Chitwood is teaching our Roots class this year. She grew up in beautiful Snohomish County, and loves everything about the Washington views and landscapes. She loves to go for hikes and adventurous drives through the mountains, and also loves to enjoy the ocean with her sister and dogs. She recently moved back from a small ski town in Colorado, and is happy to be in Washington for the beautiful Foggy scenery. She has been working with kids since 2018, as both a nanny and Lead Teacher in a daycare. Also in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and reading.

"I am so excited to be this year's Roots teacher and bring a community and education to young children. I can’t wait for the year to come!" -Ms. Chitwood

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey


Ms. Megan

Early Childhood Education Teacher

Bio Coming Soon

Grades 1  thru 5


Ms. Adrian

Lower Grades Teacher

Grades 1 / 2

Ms. Adrian had the pleasure of assisting the Thimbleberries Kindergarten class last year, and is excited to return this year as the Lower Grades Teacher.

Ms. Adrian has a passion for education and loves working with kids. She has a beautiful way of connecting with each child and building strong relationships with them. Some of her strengths include her ability to observe and adapt to the individual child and their needs. She believes we are all unique and wants to help each child grow into their true self. She has spent many years working in with children and has training in different alternative methods as well as studied human psychology and child development in college. She enjoys reading, running, and traveling around the world with her family. Recently spending three years in Portugal and seven years traveling through Europe, Ms. Adrian brings a worldview perspective to our community.


Ms. Christie

Upper Grades Teacher

Grades 3 / 4 / 5 

Ms. Christie is mother to three amazing young men and grandmother to seven incredible young people. She has spent over half her life teaching in a variety of capacities from preschool to grades and eventually senior adults.

She is passionate about learning and offering “experiences” in education. She loves music, art, geology and being in nature. She strives to bring those elements into her teaching style.  

The biggest thrill for her is when she sees the light of understanding in the eyes of her students and grandchildren as they grasp some new idea or concept.  She pours her whole heart and soul into her students and nurtures them with love and compassion.

Outdoor Education


Ms. Ansley

Outdoor Education Teacher

Ansley is a rock and river-loving child of the desert who found her passion for teaching as a naturalist and earth skills instructor in the Pacific Northwest. She loves that she can incorporate her passions into her programs with lessons on botany and herbal medicine, wilderness survival, wildcrafting, and nature awareness. Her inspiration comes from writing songs, wilderness quests, cultivating relationships with the human and more-than-human communities, and - of course - long motorcycle rides. She is absolutely thrilled to combine her Waldorf training and experience as an outdoor educator to connect the students of Greenwood Tree Educational Cooperative to the wild world of nature this school year.

Administrative Team


Shanna DeLeon


Registrar and Bookkeeper

Bio Coming Soon


Amber Kral

Administrative Assistant

Wife and Mother, Amber is blessed with the opportunity to be a Stay-At-Home Mama and share her love for preserving a simple and beautiful childhood for all children with Greenwood Tree's community.  She believes in giving children the space to just "BE" and is inspired by watching them enjoy the world around them.

Amber loves going camping, spending time at ocean beaches and sharing these experiences with her

7 year old daughter and husband.

"I am excited to be a part of Greenwood Tree's community and getting to know everyone by name."  -Amber

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