Employment

We attract unconventional, adventurous, innovative teachers who serve as observers, guides and co-constructors of learning through the Magnolia Method to empower the growth and discoveries of preschool children as they play in a forest setting. Our teachers work in teams, experience unique training, work outside in beautiful settings, and are paid competitive wages; benefits; and retention incentives. We consider our teachers members of the Magnolia Forest Preschool family. We nurture our teacher's personal and professional growth. We recruit from our pool of teachers and families. We have an ample pool of teachers and substitutes to select from by April of each year, as well as a waiting list of candidates who want to join the Magnolia Forest Preschool Team.

Kitsap County: Forest Preschool Substitute Teacher
Part-Time
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Poulsbo, Bainbridge, Port Orchard, WA

Magnolia is a forest preschool that follows the lead of the child. Our school is run on the belief that children are drawn to learning, to experiences

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Poulsbo: Forest Preschool Teacher (Mon-Fri)
Part-Time
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Kitsap Memorial Campus, Poulsbo, WA

Magnolia teachers have the unique opportunity to dive deep into the Magnolia Method, a play-based forest school curriculum inspired by European...

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Lynnwood: Forest Preschool Substitute Teacher
Part-Time
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Lynnwood, WA

Magnolia is a forest preschool that follows the lead of the child. Our school is run on the belief that children are drawn to learning, to experiences

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Magnolia employs teachers who have many other skills to contribute. We look for ways that these passions and related experience intersects with our mission. In this way, our teachers can reach professional goals and grow as leaders. We look forward to welcoming you to this incredible community!

Meet the Team

William Hutcheson

Campus Mentor

Jeanie Woods

Campus Mentor

Katie Leigh Kingsbury

School Herbalist

Taylor Danger

Registrar & Billing

Alex Jacobson

Parent Liaison

Rebekah Boettcher

Executive Assistant

Jes Funk

Trainer & Sub Coordinator

Holly Rogers

Gear Library
“In the safety and freedom of the woods, [my child’s] little voice started asking for things she needed – and getting those needs met. Through climbing, exploring the natural world around her, her confidence grew. Magnolia’s style makes room for that.”
“One of the biggest leaps has been [my child’s] ability to communicate her emotions. Instead of endless tantrums or guessing games, [my child] has been able to clearly tell me what she’s feeling. Being able to identify a feeling is one of the first steps to working through it for her. This is a big deal in our everyday life, and I believe it’s truly added to her life in a dynamic manner. At Magnolia, I know I have a group of other caring adults in her life to help her learn to trust herself and others, during those difficult life moments.”
“ We look forward to the year, as well as the adventures of the K-8th program to follow. I want [my child] to continue to grow and learn to trust herself and grow into a confident child, and eventually young woman, with respect for life, others and the world around her. Those values are echoed by this school as well. Having the freedom to be 100% herself in a safe environment as she discovers who she is priceless.”
“Now, as a first time parent, I’ll admit, I had my doubts when it came to the theory behind child-lead learning, but I’m now sold on it. The confidence gained by learning to climb a rock transfers over to facing new learning milestones, like counting. [My child’s] imagination is free to expand with simple tools and toys, friends, fresh air, and the occasional snow ball. Imagination is the mother of invention. [My child] knows School is a safe place to make mistakes, explore, and grow.”
“I cannot say enough how much my child has grown since school started in September! She went from crying at drop off and clinging to a teacher, to confidently walking to a teacher at the start of a school day and strutting back at pick up.”
“[My child] has great stamina! Before Magnolia she wouldn’t walk very far and now she is able to hike up to 3 miles! She also has a longer attention span. She will stick with a task for 45 min or an hour. Again, before school she would flit from activity to activity.”