Caroline Schnieders

First and Second Grade Teacher
Headshot of Caroline Schnieders

Caroline has been a first and second teacher at FSMN since 2017. She graduated from Macalester College with a major in music and a minor in Japan Studies before earning her master's degree in elementary education from the University of Minnesota.

She previously taught first grade for nine years at the Walden Center and School in Berkeley, CA, a nationally-recognized progressive school. She's also been trained in diversity, conflict resolution, teaching social justice, and in programs to better serve students with ADHD and other learning differences.

She and her wife, Yvette Soignier, have two sons, Eliot--a FSMN student--and Arlo.  They enjoy camping, making music, and reading together.

"I am thrilled to be a part of a school community that fits my teaching style and educational philosophy so well. My passion for child-centered, progressive education and my belief in the Quaker values of peace, simplicity, and social justice guide my teaching in the Jungle classroom."