As the Manager of School Programs, I oversee all of the programs involving teachers and students including zoomobiles, afterschool programs, and teacher professional development.
I LOVE my job! As an environmental educator, I get to help foster an appreciation for our environment and help improve understanding of our natural world by providing engaging opportunities for kids and teachers to explore and discover the world around them!
- B.A. Elementary Education, Rhode Island College
- Certified teacher through the RI Department of Education.
Career Highlights & Past Experience:
- Before joining the Education department at the zoo, I was a public school teacher. I started at the zoo in the summer of 2008 as a counselor for Zoo Camp on the Move and returned the following summer in the same position. After my experience with Zoo Camp on the Move, I fell in love with environmental education and knew that is where I belonged. I joined the zoo full time in 2010.
- I am currently a board member for RIEEA (Rhode Island Environmental Educators Association), serve on the Rhode Island Science Educators Community Leadership Team, and am a member of AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers). I am a trained facilitator for the national Project WILD and Project Learning Tree programs and an alumni of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI).