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Hannah Schardein

Preschool Fours Teacher
I hold a Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Louisville. I have taught first and second grades as well as taught and directed the Junior Kindergarten Program in local independent schools. I’ve enjoyed presenting at various educational conferences, such as KAIS, and serving on the Early Childhood Board at the Kentucky Science Center.
 
I am influenced by modern research in education and am especially mindful of the central importance of choice, nature, and free play in children’s early educational experiences. These passionate ideas led me to the progressive education program at Virginia Chance School. I have a firm respect for the different developmental pathways and knowledge that all humans are born with different propensities. I believe that educators are responsible for caring for each child with a mindfulness of these ideas. Outside of school, my family and I enjoy getting out into nature to camp, hike, and garden, and we are all avid readers.