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Lucy MacGregor is deeply honored to spend her days with your children. She is inspired daily by their love, curiosity, authenticity, and presence to life.  While she is a guide to their learning in at school, she is clear that each day, the children are teachers to her. She knows for sure that the connection she makes with each child is a gift to her heart each and every day.  

Lucy earned her Early Childhood Montessori credential through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. This fall Lucy is entering a Master’s Degree program at Antioch University for Mindfulness for Educators. 

Lucy believes that early childhood is a sensitive and powerful time in a child’s life as he or she learns and grows through self-directed, hands on exploration with the environment. She creates a rich and nurturing learning space where children can explore their interests, discover the wonders of the world, learn about themselves, and develop friendships.

Lucy playfully brings mindfulness and yoga into the classroom. She is a certified Children’s Yoga Instructor and is certified through Mindful Schools as a mindfulness instructor. In preschool mindfulness is playfulness, and we learn to be aware of our inner and outer experiences through imagination, movement, and games… think wishing wells, bubbles, moving to music and traveling to exotic lands. We also learn how to relate to all our experiences – both joyful ones and challenging ones – with kindness and care as individuals and in our community. 

Lucy’s own childhood was spent in Northern Ireland where she grew up. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was in middle school. She lived in California, Oregon, and Colorado before moving to North Carolina to work with North Carolina Outward Bound School. Her roots have grown here in North Carolina where she lives and learns with her two children, Elijah and Rowan, and their many animal friends.

Lucy enjoys sleeping under the stars, hiking, rock climbing, and floating down rivers. She is honored to be part of our community and to pass on the good that she has been gifted through her relationship with her teachers.

You can reach her at: lucy.macgregor@rainbowlearning.org