Merrilee Waldron

Merrilee Waldron

I am continually challenged and thrilled to uncover the boundless capabilities of young children. By allowing them enough time for exploration and asking them the right questions, children form their own ideas and connections to expand their thinking and learning. These moments of discovery bring great joy to children and I am excited every day to be a part of this process.

–Merrilee Waldron, Teacher Emerita

Merrilee Waldron is a Chicago native who received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from National-Louis University. Merrilee joined WPSN in 1992, and attended a study tour to Reggio Emilia in 2001. She taught 3s, 4s, and Beginning Together during her years at WPSN. Previously, she taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, nursery school, and was an exhibit coordinator at the Kohl Children’s Museum. Her current title, “Emerita,” means that while engaged in her new business Inspired by Children, she will continue to consult and support the work of WPSN.