Board of Directors

Sarah
Sarah Sheldon M.Ed. – President
Lead Nature Preschool Teacher
Chicago Botanic Garden

Megan

Megan Gessler M.Ed. – NINPA Founder and Vice President
Early Childhood Education Coordinator
Morton Arboretum

Kathryn
Kathryn Rybicki – Secretary
Supervisor of Youth and Family Programs
Morton Arboretum

Beth
Beth Wilson M.S.Ed – Treasurer
Director
Hobson School

Directors

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Cara Ruffo
Program Naturalist
Park Ridge Park District

Sean
Sean Shaffer
Nature Engagement Specialist
Chicago Park District

Marji
Marji 
O’Leary
Teacher
Flossmoor Community Church Weekday Preschool

Jennifer
Jennifer Olson
Lead Forest Kindergarten Teacher
Prairie School of DuPage

Stacy
Stacy Voras

Blended Pre-K Teacher
LaGrange School District 102

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Natalie Ettlebrick
Founder & K-1 Teacher
The Garden Homeschool Inc.

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Audrey Todd
Chef and Food Education Director
Forest Playschool Chicago