Graduate Program

Teach. Learn. Lead.

Faculty & Students

  • April Landale

    Vice President of Educator Development
    Director of Teton Science Schools' Graduate Program 
    M.S., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, NH
    B.S., Biology, University of New Hampshire
                      april.landale@tetonscience.org

    April recognized her love for education early in her professional career through teaching at Landmark School in Beverly, MA. A year later, she became one of the founding faculty at Landmark College in Putney, VT, which is now a fully accredited two- and four-year college program for students with learning differences. During her eight years at Landmark, April served as an educator in the science department, Residential Dean, and Instructional Supervisor. Embracing her commitment to learner-centered and community-based education, she joined World Learning as co-director of a university study abroad program in Cairns, Australia. Here she expanded an academic program based on ecology, marine biology and cultural immersion.

    Teton Science Schools offered April her next professional opportunity through the creation of the Teton Science Schools Graduate Program in 1994, where she began as a founding faculty member. Since that time, April has served in a number of leadership roles within Teton Science Schools and is currently the Vice President for Educator Development and Director of the Graduate Program.

  • Leslie Cook

    Senior Director of Educator Development
    M.A., Environmental Education, Prescott College
    Certificate in Environmental Education from Wolf Ridge's Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
    B.S., Biology; Minor in Chemistry, Davidson College
                      leslie.cook@tetonscience.org • 307.734.3736

    Leslie’s five summers spent directing an outdoor adventure summer camp program led to an interest in the importance children spending time outside. Her interests in science and getting kids outside led her to attend Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center’s Graduate Program in Finland, Minnesota. She completed her Master’s degree at Prescott College and focused on understanding how educators connect students to place. Since arriving at Teton Science Schools more than nine years ago, Leslie has been a part of the Teacher Learning Center, facilitating trainings for in-service teachers, and part of the Graduate Program, teaching the Place-Based Education course.

  • Tracy Logan

    Director of Kelly Campus Programs
    B.A., Liberal Arts, Metropolitan State College of Denver
    tracy.logan@tetonscience.org
    • 307.732.7760

    Tracy has lived in Jackson for the past 21 years and has extensive experience working within the local non-profit community. She has served as the Executive Director of two non-profits as well as a Board Member. She has brought a love for fundraising and a love for people to Teton Science Schools for the past 12 years. She is a mother of two young children and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

  • Kevin Krasnow

    Graduate Faculty & Research Specialist
    PhD, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley,
    M.S., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
    B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University

                       kevin.krasnow@tetonscience.org

    Kevin is an ecologist and educator seeking sustainable solutions to pressing environmental problems. His research focuses on understanding fire ecology, global change, ecosystem resilience and effective science education.  He has instructed Outward Bound courses in the Beartooth Mountains, taught high school biology and chemistry, and directed an outdoor leadership and science program in San Francisco public schools. Currently, he teaches ecology courses at the Graduate Program and leads ecological and educational research at TSS.  See Kevin’s Google scholar page here.

  • Aaron Nydam

    Graduate Lead Faculty
    M.S.T., Natural Science, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.A., Biology, Calvin College

                      aaron.nydam@tetonscience.org

    An alumni of the Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools, Aaron joined the faculty after more than ten years of teaching science and math in Colorado and Wyoming. As a certified teacher, Aaron engaged education in multiple traditional and non-traditional settings such as spending his summers as a lead instructor for Outward Bound outside Silverton, CO or implementing place-based, science curricula at Journeys School in Jackson. Within his teaching practice, Aaron emphasized real-world context while building inquiry skills in a content rich environment. Aaron focused his graduate studies at the University of Wyoming on teacher attributes that foster an authentic culture of science in the classroom. When he is not teaching or talking about teaching, you will most likely find him either playing with his kids along a river or racing his bike over a mountain pass.

  • Greg Peck

    Graduate Lead Faculty
    M.A. Elementary Education, Central Washington University
    B.A. Economics and Education, Pacific Lutheran University

    greg.peck@tetonscience.org

    Greg comes to Teton Science Schools from Cascade School District in Leavenworth, Washington, where he has taught both at the elementary and high school levels. His passion is integrating science and the environment to get students interested in the world around them. This passion has led him to help create our 6th grade Outdoor Education Camp; our school weather station, where his students did a daily weather report. Greg has also been involved in creating the curriculum for the Wenatchee River Institute, an environmental education school for Wenatchee Valley students. He believes in hands-on science and project-based education. Greg and his wife love to trail run, backcountry ski, bike, and generally explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

  •     Matt McGee

        Graduate Program Faculty
        M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Montana State University
        M.S. Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
        Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
                       B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Montana
                       
    matt.mcgee@tetonscience.org

    Matt brings his passion for combining field science research and environmental education to the Educational Programs at Teton Science Schools. He has field research and teaching experience from a wide variety of organizations including the National Park Service, the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, the National Audubon Society, and the Murie Science and Learning Center. He has also served as a classroom teacher on the Wind River Reservation. Prior to coming to the Teton Science Schools he served as a member of the Mathematics and Natural Science faculty and Outdoor Leadership Program Director at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming. Matt is an avid rock climber, backcountry skier, and he enjoys spending time exploring mountains with family and friends.

  •     Andy Solomon

        Graduate Program Faculty
        Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
        B.S. Elementary Education, University of New Mexico
        
    andy.solomon@tetonscience.org

    An alumni of the Teton Science Schools Graduate Program, Andy returned to teach through his desire to inspire others and his passion for innovative education both in and out of the classroom. He brings thirteen years of teaching experience in both public and private schools across New Mexico, Ohio, Colorado, Hawaii, and Wyoming. While not involved with the TSS community, Andy can be found building and riding bikes, trying out his latest jokes, or spending time with his family.

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