This has really kept me young at heart which helps me to easily relate to kids.
I also participate in an outdoor education program where I taught 5th graders about birds and mammals.
There’s nothing more exciting than getting outdoors and wandering around the woods, and I’m super excited to share that experience with students!Before that, I spent several summers coordinating / implementing various curriculums at summer camps, as well as working in childcare at the YMCA.Why I Enjoy Working With Kids/My Philosophy: One of my favorite quotes says that “Children see magic because they look for it.” I think that it’s incredibly important to tap into that imagination and encourage students to be free thinkers and to follow their passions before society tells them otherwise.Every day, my students convince me that I have the best job in the world. They surprise me, and fascinate me, and make me laugh, and always leave me with a perspective wider than the one I had before.I wouldn’t trade the opportunity to work with them for anything!Children are the future, and the future needs more people who care about things other than themselves and money.Interests: I spend the majority of my time in the outdoors.One reason is that environmental education has (arguably) never been more important than it is now.Another reason is that, in nature’s classroom, the interconnectedness of the world we live in is on full display; meaning we can all learn how to be more compassionate and considerate simply by walking into it. I may be a teacher, but I am ultimately here to learn.Here are the outdoor education instructors and staff that make High Trails happen!Age: 36 School, Degree and Certifications: University of Wales Aberystwyth – BSC Countryside Management, Post Grad Certificate in Education for Geography. Experience: Outdoor Education intern-Sierra Nevadas, Adventure Director-Nova Scotia, Overseas Expedition Leader, Mexico, Venezuela, India, Geography teacher, Wales, England Why I enjoy working with kids/my philosophy: The world is an awesome and diverse place. Interests: climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, mountaineering, surfing and anything that is cool outside.