Dr. Nancy Benson (1948-2012)
The Treehouse Learning program is a continuation of Nancy’s personal and professional commitment to the field of education. Nancy enjoyed a lengthy career in public school and higher education, spanning elementary, middle and high school, and university teaching.
She held an M.A. (1975) with specialization in reading K-12, and a Ph.D. (1979) in education with focus on evaluation methodology, both from CU-Boulder. Her daughters, Susan and Amy, were influential in shaping her notions about parenting and education. Until August 2011, Nancy maintained an active role in the leadership of Treehouse Learning as one of the Directors, and she enjoyed writing, speaking, and research on topics related to early childhood education. Her legacy is evident at Treehouse Learning with each new year, we watch confident kindergartners move on, and we greet bright-eyed infants as they are just starting out. We are proud to continue on the path Nancy paved.