Jen Hill has been in the field of education for nearly 20 years. She has a Masters of Arts in Education from Lewis & Clark College and holds teaching credentials in both Oregon and California. Jen began her education career through Multnomah County’s Outdoor School before becoming an elementary school teacher, and has continued to be inspired by the learning found in nature. She opened Little Mountain Preschool when her own children reached preschool age and has been transformed by her inspiration for early childhood education. She understands that the early years are critical for developing a love of learning and strong social-emotional skills, which are key components for resilient children. Jen also holds an SEL Foundations Certificate from Breathe for Change, which allows her to share social-emotional learning strategies and mindful movement practices with parents and the community.