Ms. Meghan is the Founder and Lead Teacher at Secret Forest Playschool.
In 2010 when Meghan's son was born she realized there was a need for a play-based nature program in the Duluth area. As an advocate for play Meghan made it her mission to develop a program that would offer a rich, meaningful experience to children in a nurturing environment. After researching what programs in other parts of the world were doing Meghan opened Duluth's first play-based nature program, Secret Forest Playschool in the fall of 2012.
Since opening Playschool Meghan has been able to fully appreciate that when you provide freedom with guidance that children are able to set their own limits and they become unstoppable! Meghan says "This approach speaks for itself... real learning is happening here. I give children the chance to take personal responsibility, to assess a situation, take a risk and learn from the outcome. Giving them this control results in the child feeling more confident and they continue to be motivated and challenge themselves."
Today Meghan's passion for preserving childhood continues to grow! Her wish is "...that the play continues well past these days.”
Meghan had an AAS degree in Sign Language Interpreting and worked in the public schools for seven years prior to opening Playschool. She is a mother of two, Sawyer and Hazel. Her husband, Cody, works as an engineer and pilot at Cirrus.