Before she discovered Waldorf education, Kerry Francis was a teacher of young children in a variety of settings, including a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool and a shelter for street children in Tanzania. She completed the Lifeways training in 2016 in Boulder, and the Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training in 2017 through Sound Circle Center in Seattle. She worked at Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten for ten years, and spent five of those years as Lead Teacher in the toddler class. Prior to this, Kerry received her B.S. in Biology from University of Puget Sound, and her M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. She had a private psychotherapy practice before focusing more on caring for young children as well as opening a doula practice. Kerry has completed post-graduate trainings on attachment, embryology, child development, and early childhood education. In 2015, Kerry and her husband founded a nonprofit whose first project is a biodynamic educational farm called Dharma’s Garden.