Laurie Saling: Founder                                            

Laurie has worked in education over 15 years in a variety of capacities. She began as an elementary teacher of first and second grade and then as an elementary school counselor supporting children’s academic and social-emotional development preschool through grade three. She holds a B.S. and a M.A. in Education and is a certificated teacher. She founded The Madrona School in 2008.  She is thrilled to have her own school to put all of her educational and human development philosophies into practice. She loves being in the process and journey of children discovering their world and their inner capacities. At Madrona Nature School she is excited for the opportunity to integrate the natural world with educational practices !