Kate Shapero

Science Teacher

BS, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University
Masters of Restorative Practices and Education, International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)

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I grew up exploring the woods surrounding Miquon and spent my summers here as a camper. As a child, I delighted in the rippling creek, tall trees and the seemingly infinite supply of delicious wineberries. My experiences nurtured a deep affection and appreciation for the natural world. After thirty years, this hasn’t changed.

I’m extremely fortunate to be in this beautiful and caring community as a teacher. My favorite part of this role is helping children to notice and experience the cycles that sustain us. Being a specialist, I get to work with children as they move through their Miquon years. Together, we come to know plants, creatures and seasons by spending our days (and years) living alongside them. This close relationship allows for observation, great questions and personally meaningful exploration.

Miquon provides families and staff with an opportunity to experiment and learn in community. It is a fabulous place to make mistakes, come to know yourself, and work with those who prioritize joy and justice.