Miss Renee Perrone (founder and lead teacher)
Renee Perrone has a stellar teaching reputation in the Twin Cities among parents and children alike through her colorful and extensive teaching history. She absolutely loves teaching children and parents but also loves learning from them, too! She has her degree in Early Childhood Education, is attaining a master's in psychology, and has a four-year Waldorf Teaching Certification.
Miss Renee has taught in a multitude of settings for over twenty years including Waldorf schools, Montessori schools, Reggio Emilia programs, public schools, nature programs, and as an art and music teacher. She has been the Administrator for Schubert Club Children's Choir and has been the Director and President at Green Earth Children's Academy for seven years.
Miss Renee holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, a four-year Waldorf certification, and a lifetime of teaching and directing programs for children.
Growing up in a nature-loving family, Miss Renee realized at a young age she was destined to work and be involved with nature. She worked at the Dodge Nature Center, and ran several summer camps with curriculum revolving around helping children experience nature. She has realized her dream of connecting children to nature in the urban environment and having a deep connection to all living things.
Miss Renee has founded and taught programs such as:
Little Sprouts Parent and Toddler Program
Schubert Club's Minneapolis Choirs
Schubert Club's Songwriting Program
Music is Life Program for Children
Green Earth Kid's Recording Studios
Green Earth Instrument Lessons
Monarch Home School
Green Earth Preschool and Summer Camp.
Miss Renee is the mother of two and compassionately and empathetically meets the needs of parents and children through this most valuable life experience of going to Preschool.
...What I have learned is no one philosophy can fully meet the needs of our contemporary generation, and some philosophies are simply outdated. Through teaching and learning in so many schools and by various philosophies, I have taken the gems from each approach and weaved them together to create Green Earth Preschool's Intuitive Education. I am constantly learning, training, and honing my skills as a teacher, but most of all, I learn from the children. I ask myself when I'm teaching, "What does this child need?" or, "What does this group truly need?" Moreover, each child needs to feel acceptance and love. I can pull much from prior experience, but this mindset keeps my teaching fresh and spontaneous when it needs to be. The children can sense that.
- Miss Renee Perrone