Teacher’s Fund

Apple Orchard School provides a supportive and stimulating environment for teachers and children to thrive. Funds raised for the Teacher’s Fund help our school attract and retain excellent, talented teachers, and provide benefits beyond what is possible on a regular basis. Teachers are able to attend workshops, seminars, and courses as well as continue their education and explore new areas of learning and expertise.

Teacher’s Workshop with David Sobel

In early September, Apple Orchard teachers worked with David Sobel, author of Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens, to expand and develop our thinking about incorporating the outdoors into our teaching. It was an active three hours that generated lots of good ideas for our outdoor classrooms.

Boulder Journey School Summer Conference

“The generosity of parent gifts to our professional development fund allowed four teachers to head to Boulder, Colorado for the 2017 Boulder Journey School Summer Conference, a 4-day workshop on Reggio Emilia Philosophy.” – Martina Albright, P.h.D., Director

Laurie G.’s Trip to Israel

Class II Lead Teacher Laurie Goldsmith traveled to Israel and had what she calls “a life changing experience.” Click the button below to read more about Laurie G.’s amazing experience.


John’s Trip to Istanbul

John Farrington, Class II Lead Teacher, traveled to Istanbul where he visited three schools and observed music classes at each. He also visited The Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the cisterns, the remains of the Walls of Constantinople, and other points of cultural interest. Click the button below to learn more about John’s trip.