Kari Bard

Preschool Fours Teacher

Kari has been teaching at World Academy since 2015. She is a graduate from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. During her time in school, she focused on the Natural Sciences. She is currently working toward obtaining her Early Childhood Certificate through the State of New Hampshire.

Kari is originally from Waterbury, Vermont, where she spent time with her parents and older brother. She now lives in Merrimack, New Hampshire and loves the area! Kari enjoys traveling back to Vermont to visit her nephew and spending time with her family, as well as going out for hikes, kayaking and the occasional traveling experience!

Kari believes that children are brilliant individuals that take every interaction they have with others to learn new things. “As an educator, my goal is to provide children with a safe, nurturing environment to support the needs that each individual child has and to learn from them.” She works with children to create a relationship that is loving and supportive. “As a teacher, I am responsible for providing tools to the children that will assist them creating connections to the world around them.” She provides opportunities to allow children to learn about a topic through play and asks open-ended questions that allow children to use critical-thinking skills to develop their own interpretations. She knows that each child is special and teaches his/her peers, as well as his/her caregivers, new ways to look at the things we see and use in our daily lives. Nothing brings her more excitement than watching a child grow and learn in their environment and find a love for learning!

Kari joined the World Academy community in 2015.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Lyndon State College
  • Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies from Lyndon State College

Experience:

  • 2014-2016 - Child Care Director, Bolton Valley Child Care, VT
  • 2013-2015 - Nanny, VT
  • 2014-2016 - Infant/Toddler Teacher, Mountain Village School, VT
  • 2012-2014 - Preschool Teacher, Lyndon Children’s Center, VT
  • 2011-2012 - Afterschool Director, VT