Being a guiding member of Raintree is a seri­ous com­mit­ment of time and energy.  It’s a seri­ous com­mit­ment to chil­dren.  Our fac­ulty, with paint-smudged faces and marker on their pants, are ded­i­cated to the del­i­cate art of teach­ing.  Every fac­ulty mem­ber is cer­ti­fied in early child­hood or ele­men­tary edu­ca­tion and serves as your child’s guide dur­ing these most mag­i­cal young years of their aca­d­e­mic life.

Kelsey Bogan

pre-kindergarten teacher

Amy Crawford

pre-kindergarten teacher

Meg Joris

nursery teacher

Jenny Otey


Katie Brown


Ilya Eydelman

head of school

Natalie Laaker

kindergarten teacher

Sophia Sears

pre-school teacher

Brooke Chambers

director of operations and community engagement

Lee Hahn

nursery teacher

Emma McHone

classroom facilitator

Rachel Watkins

pre-school teacher

Madeline Cook

classroom facilitator

John Hylkema

sous chef

Katy Noetzel

first/second grade teacher