President of the Board
Jenn has a degree in Early Care and Education and is an active member of the American Forest Kindergarten Association. Her passion for both SEL and the great outdoors guided her towards the forest school pedagogy. Jenn founded Wild Tykes in 2019 to provide opportunities for all children to freely explore local wild spaces. She has a vision of Wild Tykes someday operating as Missouri's first 100% outdoor forest school.
Secretary of the Board
Rachel has a degree in Child Development and a love of the forest. She believes in the importance of children and adults alike fostering a relationship with their natural surroundings. Rachel loves to support children as they face natural challenges and problem solve their way though wild spaces. In addition to being Secretary of the board, Rachel is also a volunteer educator for Wild Tykes events.
Treasurer of the Board
Courtney has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on management. She currently works in financial services and is excited to share her expertise with us. While Courtney is new to the field of education, she has always loved camping and being outdoors. With this new position, she is eager to learn more about forest school and all that it entails.
Sarah has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently in school working on a degree in Nature Therapy. She believes in the healing power of nature and all that comes with it. Her specialties include social emotional intelligence, relationships with nature, and nature conservation.
Uchenna has a degree in Early Childhood and currently works at The College School. She co-authored articles featured in a science textbook and professional journals. Her passion for science, nature, and the constructivist approach drew her towards wanting to learn more about forest school.