Waldorf-inspired Little Farm Preschool in Seattle
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The Team at Little Farm Preschool

Teacher Tamara Lee playing with dog and children at Little Farm Preschool

Tamara Lee, Founder and Lead Teacher

Tamara grew up in the Bellevue area, pursuing outdoor and rural experiences, horseback riding, hiking and even working on a cattle ranch in the San Juan Islands. Her education includes Cornish School of the Arts, fine art; Lake Washington Voc-Tech, Environmental Horticulture; Washington State University, B.S. in Horticulture and Teacher Training at Sound Circle for Waldorf Education.

Tamara Lee, founder and lead teacher at Little Farm PreschoolAfter university, Tamara lived in Switzerland to study scientific illustration, combining her love of art and horticulture to become a freelance illustrator for clients such as the World Wildlife Fund, Woodland Park Zoo and Swanson’s Nursery. Finding a perfect match at Swanson’s nursery, Tamara enjoyed 14 years as Marketing Director. Then, feeling a longing to deepen the meaning of her career and inspired by her children, Tamara pursued a long-held desire to become a teacher through Sound Circle Center, a Waldorf Teacher Training program.

Tamara’s experience includes:

  • Lead teacher for the Sunflower 2-day preschool class at The Seattle Waldorf School.
  • Founder and lead teacher of Little Farm Preschool since 2010.

Mari Riksheim, assistant teacher at Little Farm Preschool

Mari Riksheim, Assistant Teacher

Mari has been an assistant teacher at Little Farm Preschool since 2013. Her warmth and gentle spirit create a calm and welcoming haven for children at Little Farm. Her teaching began in 2009 at the Seattle Warldorf School working in the Kindergarten and Grades After-Care Programs, followed by four years as the Assistant Handwork Teacher in Grades 1-5 while completing her Teacher Training at Sound Circle for Waldorf Education.

Mari’s youth was spent in Texas where she attended the High School for Performing & Visual Arts in Houston as a Dance Major. Her pastimes include yoga, dance, swimming, paddle boarding, nature walks, music and friends — although, her most treasured time is spent with her teenage daughter.

Morgan Wade, co-lead teacher at Little Farm PreschoolMorgan Wade, Co-Lead Teacher

Morgan joined the Little Farm team in the fall of 2016. She started her teaching career in 2013 at a Waldorf-inspired preschool in Seattle. She also assisted for two years in two different aftercare programs at the Seattle Waldorf School. She has been pursuing her Waldorf EC certificate at Sound Circle Center and the West Coast Institute in Vancouver, BC. Morgan’s undergraduate work was earned at Hollins University in creative writing and film. When not teaching, Morgan enjoys going on painting adventures with watercolors, volunteering with elders, and cooking with friends.

Farmyard Teachers

Willy Wildflower the goat at Little Farm PreschoolWilly Wildflower

Willy is a precocious four-year-old Oberhasli milk goat. When milking, she produces up to a gallon a day! She loves apples, fennel, peanuts and to be rubbed on the forehead. If all goes as planned, she may have a baby in early 2017!

 Minty the goat at Little Farm PreschoolMinty

Minty is a quiet, well-mannered 4 year old Oberhasli milk goat. She just had her first babies, Izzy and Bart!

Bunny rabbits King and Thumper at Little Farm PreschoolKing and Thumper

are four-year-old old brother bunnies. Thumper has a black nose and King has a white nose with stylish mustache. They are a bit shy about being held, but great fun to watch when they run laps around the bunny yard! They love to leap and play!

Baby chicks coming early spring!

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