My name is Kari MacLean. I arrived in the Chapel Hill area in 1993, where I attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with a BA in Religious Studies. The years since I have focused mostly on being a stay-at-mom, taking runs and gardening whenever time allows. My journey with Woods goes all the way back to the Cole Park location where I started guest teaching. In 2008, the oldest of my four children "won" the lottery and my involvement with the Woods community became greater as a parent, volunteer, frequent guest teacher, and a Teaching Assistant for first grade and EC. My older children graduated from Woods in 2019 and 2021, and my younger two are in 5th and 6th grade this school year.
I have been teaching EC for three years and couldn't think of a better place to do it than in the Woods community. In my classroom (virtual and in-person), I strive to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment where students can be themselves while living up to their greatest potential.