caroline

Caroline is a teacher in the Cedar classroom.

cwolfe@portlandcm.org

Caroline Wolfe is a Teacher-Researcher for Opal Beginning School, which serves children ages 3 to 5.  Caroline was part of the 10-member team to support Judy Graves, founder of Opal School and the Center for Learning, to develop a proposal to start Opal School, a public charter school with Portland Public Schools and the Portland Children’s Museum in September, 2001.

Caroline has a degree in Psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her teaching career began in 1991 and shortly after she learned of the world-renowned infant/toddler and pre-primary schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. In 1996 and 2013, Caroline participated in week-long study tours of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.  She strives to support children to ask questions and develop their own ideas and theories about the world around them through the arts.  She believes wholeheartedly in young children’s capacities for connection, collaboration and empathy and believes that through play, children imagine new possibilities for how to live in relationship with one another in our world, and that it is our responsibility to make their ideas known by sharing their stories.