Meet the Nature's Way Preschool Staff

Our staff is dedicated to the mission of connecting children with nature while at the same time building competencies that will allow each student to develop into a successful kindergartner in a caring and safe environment. 

Holly Morris

Holly Morris - Teacher

Holly has been a teacher at Nature's Way Preschool since 2006.  She attended WMU where she earned a BS in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement.  She enjoys exploring nature with her students and learning something new every day.  (especially when prompted by the students to further investigate a topic!)  Email Holly

Brenda Mohill

Brenda Mohill - Nature's Way Assistant Director
Brenda has worked for the Kalamazoo Nature Center for 30 years and has been at Nature's Way for 20 years.  She is an important part of the history of this program.  Her daughter attended the very first class of Nature's Way students in 1982.  Brenda loves to share her love of nature with her students.  When she is not at Nature's Way, her favorite place is the upper peninsula of Michigan.   

Heather Parker Goetzinger

Heather Parker Goetzinger - Early Childhood Director

Heather has been a young fives teacher, a Headstart director and has worked for the Grand Rapids Children's Museum.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Michigan State University and a Master of Education from Grand Valley State University.  She is the proud parent of Paige, Ella, and Spencer, all alumni of Nature's Way Preschool.  She has loved this program for many years as a parent and feels lucky to now be on the team as a staff person.   

Lindsey Homan

Lindsey Homan - Teacher

Lindsey comes to Nature’s Way Preschool with 15 years of previous experiences working with young children and their families.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with teacher license from National-Louis University in Chicago as well as a Master of Early Childhood Education from the Erikson Institute.  When not with little ones she enjoys cooking, reading, spending as much time as she can with her husband and spoiled Rottweiler Sophie.  She is also working towards her DONA certification as a Birth Doula. Email Lindsey...

Shannon McLeese

Shannon McLeese, Teacher

Shannon joined the Nature’s Way team in 2016.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan Sate University and an Early Childhood/Elementary teaching certification from the Teacher Orientation and Preparation Program in San Antonio, TX.  Shannon has worked as a zoo educator at Binder Park School and has taught kindergarten in Texas.  She loves working with young children and sharing her enthusiasm for animals, nature, and the outdoors with her students. Email Shannon ...


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