The teaching faculty at Heartworks, Renaissance, and Endeavour Schools have earned a degree in early or elementary education with many holding a Vermont Teaching License and/or have comparable educational training and experience. Throughout the year, teachers and directors participate in professional development programs, both on and off-site, aimed at expanding and improving their teaching skills and enhancing the mission of our Schools. We are dedicated to providing a program based on quality and consistency in all of the schools. All of our faculty and staff are asked to embrace a heartful and peaceful approach with children and to uphold the philosophies of the school.


Michele Karode is the Director at our newest addition to the Heartworks Schools. Originally from Ohio, she knew at a young age while working as a camp counselor in her hometown, that working with children was her passion. Michele attended the University of Vermont graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Middle Level Education and a minor in Special Education.
Michele's favorite thing about working with children is having the opportunity to watch them grow and develop. She cherishes being apart of a child's “ah ha!” moment, where they understand something for the first time. "I can honestly say that each day with children is a learning experience for me as much as it is for them!"
She is very excited to be part of the new STEAMworks curriculum and learning environment we will be providing for your child.  

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, attending sporting events and trying out new restaurants. So, if you have any suggestions she should check out, let her know!