elaine schmid

grade School teacher

Ms. Schmid spent her childhood years exploring the creeks, pastures, woods and gardens on her family's farm in East-Central Illinois. The freedom Elaine had to explore, imagine and create in the natural world and the beauty it brought into her life has inspired her to help our children find that same freedom. 

Elaine moved to Duluth to pursue her Master's degree in Education, with emphasis in Environmental Education and Special Education, which she completed in September 2011. Elaine is currently in her final year of Waldorf Teacher Certification at the Great Lakes Waldorf Institute. 

Elaine finds it important to bring a genuine love of learning to the classroom, a deep reverence for what the children are experiencing, and a great sense of awe and wonder for the world. She shares her home with her daughter Willow, her husband Erik, her energetic rescue-pup Quill, and the classroom bunny Tayser.