Emily joined the faculty in our pilot year. She served as a teaching assistant for two years, and most recently as our grades 3/4 teacher in the 2017-2018 school year. She has been an amazing teacher and role model for our students, and we are delighted that she will be team teaching with Kat Cassidy in the coming school year.
Here is a short bio on Emily, in her own words:
I was born in Bath, Maine and graduated from Morse High School in 2010. I then went on to Earlham College, a small Quaker school in Richmond, Indiana where I studied Environmental Science, focusing in Biology.
I began leading wilderness trips at age 17 for Darrow Wilderness Trip Camp, located in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. I led whitewater and flatwater trips for children ages 10-15 in Northern Maine and Canada. Here is where my love of teaching and learning in the outdoors was sparked. At Earlham I worked in the Outdoor Education Department, leading trips and teaching trip leading skills to fellow students. My summers were spent working for Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, Vermont, as a trips coordinator for their girls camp, Indian Brook and the Questers Coordinator, planning and supporting 15-17 year old campers on their larger mixed elements trips, such as through hiking the Long Trail.
After leaving Earlham, I started working for the National Audubon Society in Dayton, Ohio, first as a Naturalist and eventually as the Farm Educator on their working farm. I moved back to Maine and joined the Elementary faculty team at Chewonki. Working in the role of Teaching Assistant and now Teacher have been incredibly rewarding experiences, learning more about education and a place-based approach.