Nevatim Director

Katrine Horion is an advocate for Nature Based Education for children of all ages, she has worked in the field of Jewish early childhood, secular early elementary and school age care for over twenty years. As both a classroom teacher and an independent consultant, she has worked in the field to intertwine the principles of  Reggio inspired education, Outdoor and Nature education, and Jewish Values. She has been invited to present Nationally on connecting educators and children through nature and risky play, including partnerships with several  EEC professional development grants, and many Jewish Organizations across the country, including the Union of Reform Judaism, The Paradigm Project, and the Jewish Education project. In 2019, Katrine had the privilege of delivering the Keynote address at The Early Childhood Day of Learning Conference, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. Katrine holds a bachelor’s degree of Fine Art from UMass Boston, and a master’s degree in Early Education from Lesley University. She is thrilled to bring her passion for the field to Kesher Nevatim.

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Co-Teacher Adventurers Bubble & Curriculum Facilitator 

My name is Tianna Barbosa, I have been teaching for about 3 years in a group early childhood setting as a teacher and as a curriculum coordinator in a Montessori setting. I have been around kids all my life from family to volunteering. I am currently finishing my bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising and management and soon to graduate in a month. In addition to my studies in the fashion industry,  I’m finishing my classes in early childhood education and am working towards the goal of lead teacher certification!  I have goals to one day become an early childhood center director. I love teaching and cannot wait to meet each and every one of my new students! Thank you for all the warm welcome it is very much appreciated !

I am really looking forward to getting to know all of the children and families at Kesher and using creativity to create an engaging and safe environment for children, teachers, and families to grow in. 

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Co-Teacher Adventurers Bubble

Kaeley has a love for creating a peaceful atmosphere in the classroom while simultaneously challenging each student to follow their natural curiosity through the arts. She has an Associate’s Degree in Psychology as well as four years of experience in a classroom setting. Two years as an assistant teacher in an elementary art classroom has given her plenty of ideas for fun and enriching arts and craft projects for the students at Kesher Nevatim. Additionally, experience as an assistant teacher and an after school- teacher in a Montessori setting has given her the knowledge needed to create a hands-on, self-directed environment. Aside from professional setting experience, she was constantly surrounded by her younger brother and cousins, babysitting, volunteering at children’s camps, a member of the Peer Tutoring program, President of the Ready, Set, Teach program as well as the Art Club in high school, and Ready, Set, Teach student of the year 2018. Kaeley is also an active and awarded artist herself, achieving level 3 awards for two different projects at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event as well as 2nd place at State at the Ready, Set, Teach Convention for her illustrations in the unpublished children’s book Just Breathe. She was also selected as the Psychology Student of the Year in 2019, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and Grayson Honors College. She is ecstatic to join the team at Kesher Nevatim and bring her passion for creativity to the classroom!  


Co-Teacher Explorer Bubble

Annabelle is looking forward to being able to foster a safe and positive environment for the children and working with the families to help their children flourish.
They have a BA in Journalism and a minor in Sociology. They have dedicated their college career to helping students become more confident in their work, as in themselves, as a Peer Tutor. They also have experience as an activist for the past seven years, which included creating training based on privilege and disability 

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Co-Teacher Adventurers Bubble & Mentor Educator

 I have been a teacher for ten years and counting! I have been a teacher in a Jewish school for most of my teaching career and teach with core Jewish values. I enjoy celebrating Havdalah at the beginning of the week and ending with Shabbat, as well as encouraging the children to recite the blessings. I also believe learning in a natural environment is the key to healthy growth and development in early education. Coming from a nature-based school and having a Reggio approach to my own  teaching practice,  I like to consider myself a “co-discoverer” because I learn and explore nature alongside the children.

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