Finding His Way To EBNS:

Teacher ● Father ● Traveler ● Nurturer ● Farmer ● Learner

Educational Experiences:

Early Childhood Education at SUNY Geneseo ● Kindergarten Teacher at Cobblestone School ● Art Teacher in the Rochester City School District

Educational Philosophy:tommoore

    • Child-Centered, experiential education
    • engage kids and prepare them for future learning.
    • Play! Wonder! Nurture! Fairytales, songs and games are used to open minds and hearts.
  • Learning and life are seasonal and rhythmic. Varying play by the season and by the day is purposeful and allows children to learn actively.

Hopes Within the Classroom:

    • Every child should feel important and understand that their feelings matter.
    • Children will come together respecting and caring for one another so they will grow to function as healthy adults with an appreciation for community.
  • When friends are sad, hurt or feeling left out, they talk about how it is important that everyone feel included and safe, with their bodies as well as their hearts.
    • Children will be encouraged to notice each other and to let each other know when something is not right or if someone is hurting.
  • Embracing the joy of teaching, learning and community!

“What could be more magical than watching children grow?” – Teacher Tom


Finding Her Way To EBNS:

Sister  ● Babysitter ● Writer ● Activist ● School Mediator

Educational Experiences:

Unschooler since birth ● Teacher Assistant at Elizabeth Clark Dance ● Conflict mediator for K-8th grade students at RCSD #19 School ● Trained in Nonviolent Communication (M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence) and Kingian Nonviolence (Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.)

Educational Philosophy

  • Learning happens everywhere
  • Play is never time wasted
  • Children’s voices are valuable and deserve to be heard

“If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.” -Mahatma Gandhi