Rapid City Preschool Staff

Megan Handshue


Megan opened The Naturally Inspired Child in September 2011 in response to the need for a progressive, high quality, child-focused and comprehensive educational setting for families in the Rapid City area. After graduating from Saint Cloud State University in 2006, she taught in a variety of settings until realizing her path was to provide a place where parents could send their children to learn and gain foundational skills in a pure, natural environment.

Megan is an avid garage saler and yoga enthusiast and spends as much time as she can outside. She enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and roaming in the Black Hills with her three year old son, Rowan.

Preschool Director, Megan Handshue

Megan Fitzgerald

Assistant Preschool Teacher


Megan graduated from Simpson University and has been involved and had various roles with education ever since. Born and raised in California, Megan moved to South Dakota after spending a year teaching on the Pine Ridge Reservation. She has experience working with children in tutoring, both in the classroom and after-school settings. Her passion is to see children learn and grow outside the limitations of the traditional classroom.

Megan has a deep love for caffeine, books, cooking and Pinterest.