Meet Your Guides
Michele Johnston spent over 2 decades as an Elementary School Teacher for UGDSB before embarking on a wonderful journey of entrepreneurship. She has training in Expressive Arts Therapy, and in the ‘Coyote Series’-an 8 Shields Model for Nature Based Mentorship, taught at the Guelph Outdoor School. Elements of each were always woven into her classroom teaching, and they form a strong core in her approach to guiding children to their greatest potential. Michele believes the world needs more individuals connected to their passions and their purpose, and that should be fostered as early as possible. Her own passion lies in helping kids build confidence and inner peace, and fostering curiosity and imagination as wonderful tools for learning and growing.
Kimberley Ellis has worked as an elementary teacher for 24 years. She began her teaching career in New Zealand and has worked in the Upper Grand District School Board for the past 22 years, learning alongside children from ages 4-12. Kimberley shares her passion for the Earth and the Arts with her students and desires to create a learning environment that honours all aspects of the human experience: spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical. She believes that guiding children to connect with their inner wisdom, deepen their connection with the Earth and find their place of belonging will set the foundation for embarking on their own personal journeys in a way that works in harmony with the Earth.