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Kids in Art Class

About Us


Stephanie Berry

Executive Director and Founder of HuckleBerry

Stephanie Berry founded HuckleBerry in 2007 with the mission to help all of our students discover or expand a joy of learning with an end-goal of becoming self directed in all of their educational endeavors.   We believe that a child that loves learning, has the tools to think through difficult problems, the courage and stamina necessary to the achieve their goals, is unafraid of taking risks, and sometimes failing, will be able to achieve whatever they set out to accomplish in their lives.

The Vision

A lot of people have asked - why HuckleBerry?   When we started HuckleBerry Center for Creative Learning in 2007, we knew we wanted a literary name that would help describe our feelings that children are best educated through experiences and not through book work.   We wanted people to know that we placed a very high value on partnering with families to help children build  high moral values and be able to make good decisions, especially when it's hard!   We also wanted a name that helped people to remember that great education comes from great  mentors that care about them, and not just sitting in a classroom or doing busy work.   We think Mark Twain's famous character Huckleberry Finn says it all!   Huck's education is very self directed, his best learning comes from his mentors and his experiences, and he exhibits very high morals when faced with difficult decisions.   While we do have class rooms, our style of learning is much more like Huck's life than a standard classroom!   We include projects and activities in all that we teach - because everyone learns better when they are enjoying themselves and when they can get their hands AND their thoughts into what they are learning!   We invite our community into our center on a regular basis, and we also reach out to help our community through service projects.  We hope your child will enjoy their adventures with us as much as Huckleberry Finn enjoyed his own adventures!

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