Kristen McDowell joined the Kindergarten faculty in 2013. She has b'achelors degree in Philosophy from the University of New Hampshire and a Waldorf Early Childhood Education certification. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in a rural village of Senegal, West Africa from 2003-2005, teaching environmental education and creating women and youth-empowerment groups. She has a passion for the outdoors and has also previously worked as an outdoor adventure guide and a holistic health coach. Kristen is the parent to a current middle-schooler at KWS. She loves to continue to learn and grow along with the children in the Kindergarten. She strives to bring wonder, beauty, joy, and goodness to all the children she stands before each day.