Michelle Goulet, Education Director
Michelle graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s in Health Science and served eight years in the United States Air Force as an Aerospace Medic. Currently, she is embarking on a journey and looking forward to completing her Masters Degree in School Leadership. She’s a proven leader in early childhood education with over 10 years of management, partnership relations, strategic planning, training, technical assistance and program administration experience. Strong emphasis on oversight, planning and direction of a comprehensive agenda of expansive child care quality improvement projects. Exemplary record of addressing challenging situations and enhancing client relationships to develop enduring contractual relationships that exceed expectations.
Michelle created Kidz Go Eco Nature School in 2009 and has been dedicated to continuous professional development and was able to define her role as part of the educating team as the Director of Operations. Her mission is to inspire students to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world. Through the use of technology, field explorations, and engaging lesson plans, she wants to inspire them to become world-citizens that are ecologically conscientious, culturally sensitive, and passionately inquisitive. Furthermore, she aims to foster an environment of nurturing care, a classroom of unconditional love and acceptance while holding strong to a belief in personal responsibility.
Michelle’s vision is to provide a nature-based program in early childhood education and is deeply inspired by the “Reggio Emilia Approach.” She participated in a graduate study with the University Of Farmington in March of 2019, which provided graduate students theory and practical international experience including visits to preschools in Reggio Emilia Italy, presentations by pedagogistas, atelieristas, and teachers on the history, identity, and principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach. She had a remarkable opportunity to visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Center to view current exhibitions, and discussions with professors about Reggio-related theory and practice in their own settings, and since then has become even more passionate about fostering and delivering nature-based education and Reggio inspired environments for young children.