Mature and professional Program Director with a decade of outdoor, garden and health based education experience. Excellent leadership, critical thinking and communication skills. Easily
cultivates trusting and productive relationships with staff, students, teachers and administration.
Led strategic planning of Gardens 2 Schools Program, increasing program sustainability, effectiveness and customer satisfaction.
Developed and led professional development trainings for staff and teachers.
Ecology and Biodiversity
Health and Cooking
06/2016 to 01/2018
Program Director, Gardens 2 SchoolsSchoolyard Roots － Tuscaloosa, AL
Managed Gardens 2 Schools team; lead meetings, observe instructors, collaborate with lesson development, and enforce deadlines.
Established positive relationships with school administration and teachers.
Developed programming: Budding Entrepreneurs Club, teacher training video series, professional development and cooking and nutrition curriculum.
05/2015 to 05/2016
Curriculum WriterJones Valley Teaching Farm － Birmingham, AL
Created garden and project based learning lessons in accordance with state curriculum standards for grades K-8.
Observed and assessed Lead Instructor performance.
Routinely contributed ideas to help shape the Good School Food Program.
08/2013 to 05/2015
Good School Food InstructorJones Valley Teaching Farm － Birmingham, AL
Taught food-based lessons that align with standards in math, science, social studies, and engineering.
Led after-school garden club, farmers market club, and garden committee.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Ecology and BiodiversityThe University of the － Sewanee, TNEcology and Biodiversity GPA: 3.84 Phi Beta Kappa][Order of the Gownsmen] Honors Society
Duke UniversityOrganization for Tropical Studies - Costa Rica