Miss Kristin began teaching at Kinderhaus in its “early years,” and has since returned to us, bringing her songs and smile with her! Miss Kristin graduated from Luther College with a BA in Anthropology. An educator at heart, she has homeschooled all three of her children. In addition to teaching at Kinderhaus, Miss Kristin leads “Circle Song,” a parent-child weekly gathering for music and movement, with Otter Dreaming. Many of our songs at Kinderhaus are Miss Kristin originals!
Growing up at a camp, outdoor exploration has been at the heart of Miss Erica’s life since childhood. With a BA in Religion/Anthropology/Sociology from St. Olaf and a Masters in Outdoor Education, Erica loves to explore how we as people connect, grow, make meaning, and live our lives. The last four years Erica has been doing environmental education at Eagle Bluff ELC, and is beyond excited to be new to Kinderhaus (and Decorah) surrounded with preschooler joy, hope, and excitement. When not at Kinderhaus, Erica and her husband can be found attempting to fix-up their first home (oofdah), doing outdoor education programming with older kids through Parks and Rec, or walking her dog (and occasionally the cat!). Much love and gratitude to the Kinderhaus community for opening their arms to me!