B.S. Western Washington University, Biology and Botany
M.A. University of Montana, Economics
Emily Post is the founder and director of Educatio Rad School. "I started this school because I LOVE learning and believe in helping kids see the beauty in themselves and value and purpose they bring to the world through creativity and experiential learning."
B.S SUNY Buffalo, Environmental Studies
M.A. Keele University, Education
Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification
Andrea is a passionate advocate for outdoor education and a firm believer in the transformative power of nature. Originally from New York, her studies brought her overseas where she sought opportunities to nurture her passions. Upon moving to the UK to pursue a Master's in Education, she encountered a transformative movement that shaped her approach to education. The discovery of the Forest School philosophy resonated deeply with her, as it echoed her belief in fostering independent thinking and movement among children. This child-centered pedagogy, with its emphasis on freedom and autonomy, became the cornerstone of Andrea's work.
In her eyes, nothing holds greater importance than nurturing a connection between young minds and the environment. She firmly believes that nature inspires curiosity and learning, and is dedicated to ensuring that children have the opportunity to explore and thrive in natural environments.
When she isn't leading Forest School, Andrea loves reading, slacklining, doing handstands, hiking, and camping with her dog, Zephyr.
B.A. Montana State University, Elementary Ed, K-12 Reading Minor
M.A. Montana State University Curriculum and Instruction, Library K-12 Certification
Hello! I am very excited to teach at Educatio this year! I am originally from Oregon, but have lived in Montana since 2011. I graduated from Montana State University in May of 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education and a K-12 Reading minor. This will be my 8th year teaching. I had the pleasure of starting my career teaching grades 6-8 at Chief Joseph for three years, teaching French and co-teaching English and various reading classes. I then taught 5-6 Science at Manhattan Middle School in Manhattan, MT. During my time in Shields Valley, I was their Librarian for the school year 2020-2021, where I completed my Librarian Certificate and also finished my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I then went on to teach 1st grade at Shields Valley for the past two years.
I’ve also coached middle and high school sports, including soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field. I’m a bit into sports! Now I spend much of my free time fly fishing, camping, reading, playing guitar and being with my family. Traveling is also a passion of mine, I’ve been to many different European countries and love to learn about languages and culture.
I am very much looking forward to this school year and I think it’s going to be a great year!
B.A. Western Governors University, Elementary Education
Hello to the Educatio Community! I am Julia Reichert. I am a fifth generation Montanan and I grew up in the Livingston area. After graduating from Park High School, I attended the University of Nevada, Reno where I studied Journalism. At MSU I studied English Literature for a bit before finally finding my true path. I received my teaching degree, online, from Western Governors University. I spent many years homeschooling my two sons, Andrew and Cameron. My boys and I share a deep love of Musical Theater and we consider The Shane Center our second home. I owned and operated Somewhere Studio for three years where I instructed children in Art. I then moved on to be the Children’s Art Director at The Livingston Center for Art and Culture. I’ve spent the last six years teaching at Arrowhead School - mostly Art but also Music and working as a 3rd and 4th grade classroom teacher. My husband and I own a small hobby farm north of Livingston where we raise sheep, goats, chicken, bees and veggies. Shawn is the owner of Western Glass in Bozeman. I enjoy long walks, historical non-fiction, children’s literature, painting, dogs, kids, and playing with my farm friends
Brett Ozment is an artist and educator dedicated to creating wild, thought-provoking art that pushes boundaries and encourages new ways of thinking. In addition to art, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hunting, and exploring the rugged wilderness of Montana. He is passionate about making a difference in the community through art and creative projects to teach important scientific concepts in a hands-on and engaging atmosphere. His recent works explore the intersection of art, history, and nature, using Copper, Cattle, and Lumber to create intricate and beautiful pieces that challenge viewers to reconsider their relationship with the world around them. Through his art and non-profit work, Brett is committed to making a positive impact in the world and inspiring others to do the same.
Christy is a psychotherapist and business owner. Her own 4 children had an eclectic academic experience--including homeschooling, overseas international school, private and public schools. She lived in Livingston for 20 years and is excited to be a part of what the school offers her "home" community. She believes that educating our children is the MOST important job and is married to a teacher!
B.S. University of Kansas, Environmental Studies
I grew up in the country side of Kansas City. I worked in Alaska as a sea kayaking guide before settling down with an amazing husband and our two off-the-hook sharp, courageous and joyful boys. I am an artist and owner operator of Filana Beeswax Crayons.