Mighty Oaks Parenting
RIE Inspired Parent Coaching & Support

Meet Nina


It's a Pleasure to Meet You

My name is Nina Sherburne, and I'm the founder and coach at Mighty Oaks Parenting LLC.

Masters, Early Childhood Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver
Graduate, Teacher Education Program, Boulder Journey School

RIE® Foundations: Theory and Observation, RIE organization (w/Polly Elam & Associates)
Creating and Strengthening Parent and Child Work in Your Community, Sophia’s Hearth Family Center

Parent-Child Class Teacher, City of Lakes Waldorf School, Minneapolis MN
Graduate Intern, Boulder Journey School, Boulder CO
Toddler Teacher, Boulder Jewish Community Center, Boulder CO
Toddler Teacher, Georgetown University’s Hoya Kids Learning Center, Washington DC

Prior to teaching, I led environmentally-focused summer camp programs for young children in Maryland and Minnesota, and provided childcare for typically-developing children and those with special needs beginning when I was 12-years-old. I also grew up under the guidance of my brilliant mother Pat, who was herself a parent educator in the Twin Cities for 25 years. Between my own professional life and her influence, it feels like founding Mighty Oaks was my destiny. 

When not on the job, I’m usually out walking along Mississippi River with my husband, sitting with embroidery, listening to public radio, or thrifting for vintage treasures.