Meet the Teacher

Miss Carolina is a mother of two beautiful daughters first and foremost.  She is also the  founder and lead teacher at The Mother Tree.  She studied early childhood development at the University of Oregon and completed her Early Childhood Teacher Training at the Eugene Waldorf School. Carolina has lived in the region since 1989 when she first moved here to study and also join the  University of Oregon Track and Cross Country Team.  That was long ago, since then Carolina became a cherished member of the Eugene Waldorf School community where she had been a full-time kindergarten assistant as well as a long-standing substitute and aftercare teacher before starting the Mother Tree over 10 years ago.   On behalf of her two daughters, she served as President of the Eugene Waldorf School Parent Council as well as a Parent Coordinator. She was an active member of their Arts and Enrichment program and their festival Eurythmy troupe, which performed regularly at Anthroposophical events in Eugene.  Carolina brings wisdom and dedication to the wonderful lives of young children and is a loving support for parents. Carolina is a published artist in Lilipoh magazine and other works,  hosted an art show in Portland,Oregon and  has since continued to market and share her work on a commission basis, thru her art cards and the little Matching Game now for sale in many local stores,  Etsy and other online markets.  She has taught occasional art workshops in local high schools as well as being asked to teach an art class at the historic home of Louisa May Alcott in Concord, Massachusetts in 2014  as a guest of the School for American Studies which event was a life long highlight.  She also serves as the President of the Board for the Triangle Lake Center, a local not for profit.  She also enjoys hiking, making art, storytelling, volunteering, creating chalkboard drawings at the Eugene Waldorf School, puppeteering, organic and bio dynamic gardening, reading, writing poetry, wild crafting herbs from the mountains,roads trips with her daughters, eastern Oregon, the coast and  a few heart felt movies like Little House on the Prairie.   She also is a dedicated educator and supporter of Outdoor Education and the need for nature connection for children and all ages.