Hunter Lockyer-Wills graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is continuing to take graduate courses to attain her Early Childhood Special Education endorsement on her Vermont Teaching License. Prior to this year, Hunter taught preschool for 3 years at Heartworks Preschool in Shelburne, Vermont. She is excited to reach closer to the community that I live in.
Hunter grew up in Central Vermont and spent her time playing sports, reading, exploring many different swimming holes, and helping her family maintain and harvest a large garden. She has lived in Burlington for the past couple of years and has enjoyed getting to know the creative community that Burlington is.
Hunter enjoys gardening, expanding her culinary skills, and spending time with her family and friends. She is excited to meet the students and families of the Trinity Children’s Center, as well as learn and explore alongside her Rainbow students.
Growing up in Milton, VT Megan spent most her my childhood outdoors alongside her family hiking local trails, swimming in Lake Champlain, and exploring her own backyard. After moving to Burlington for school, Meg fell in love with the people and the energy of the community and is proud to be a part of it.
In December of 2020 Meg graduated from UVM with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and she is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. Her first experience at Trinity was in 2021 when she was welcomed into the Sunshine Room for a semester-long service learning opportunity. She was intrigued by the educators’ compassion for children and families, their intentionality, and dedication to support each learner. As the semester wrapped up, Meg knew she wasn't ready to say goodbye and applied for a support staff position. She has been with Trinity ever since.
Meg believes that Trinity has been an amazing place to grow as an educator as she navigates her own professional values and pedagogy. She loves play-based learning experiences, both outside and within the classroom. Some of her favorite places to be at Trinity are in the woods, or in the dramatic play space in the classroom. Encouraging children to be their authentic selves, supporting relationships among peers, and creating a solid foundation of social-emotional skills are a few of her goals when working with children.
In her free time, Megan enjoys being with friends, visiting local restaurants, and going for runs along the bike path.