Spotlight on Staff


Alex Crawford

Alex had been working with young children for more than ten years both in traditional classroom settings as well as private schools and outdoor classrooms.  Alex discovered a true love for outdoor education during her summers as an Education Counselor and Assistant Director at the Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, and knew right away that a forest preschool would be a great addition to the North Shore.  

Alex has a passion for working with integrated groups of children that contain a broad range of students including those with special needs and peer partners.  Encouraging parents with children with special needs to join us at The Acorn Forest School is a top priority for Alex.  As a lifelong North Shore Native, Alex has made it her mission to be involved in the communities she lives and works in, including volunteering for local non-profits such as Beverly Main Streets, Sweet Paws Rescue and the Boston Area Gleaners.  Look for Alex as a leader at one of our upcoming classes!