Journeys School

Learn. Think. Act.

Faculty

  • Erin Solomon

    Pre-Kindergarten Director
    B.A., Early Education, University of Vermont
    erin.solomon@journeysschool.org 

    The University of Vermont’s early childhood program is in harmony with the pedagogy of Reggio Emilia; a philosophy of early childhood education that Erin has continued to practice, study, and teach since her graduation. Erin began working at Journeys School in the Pre-K Program in 2006. Throughout her time with Journeys School, Erin has visited and participated in various professional development workshops at Reggio inspired schools across the country and abroad. In 2011, Erin participated in the North American Reggio Emilia study tour in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Since 2012, Erin has annually organized workshops and presented for educators in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Erin is focused on interweaving children’s interests in creative and developmentally appropriate ways to facilitate meaningful learning both within the classroom and our larger community. For Erin, there are hundreds of reasons for teaching including joy, laughter, creativity, curiosity, inquiry, research, exploration, learning and wonder.

  • Emmy Watsabaugh

    Pre-Kindergarten Faculty
    B.A., Human Services with a Minor in Sociology, Elon University
    emmy.watsabaugh@journeysschool.org 

    Emmy graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a minor in Sociology. Initially, her love of the outdoors and the mountains led her to Jackson Hole. Emmy is a creative, energetic, and caring teacher with four years of experience working closely with the children and families of our pre-k program since 2010. In 2014, Emmy attended the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance annual conference in Greenville, South Carolina which inspired her to incorporate some of the ideas shared at this professional development with children and colleagues. When Emmy is not in the classroom she can be found hiking, camping, and skiing.

  • Paige Fisher

    Pre-Kindergarten Faculty
    B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of Vermont
    M.S. Natural Science Education, University of  Wyoming
    paige.fisher@journeysschool.org

    Growing up in both New Mexico and Vermont rendered Paige’s appreciation and curiosity for the natural world. She furthered this passion through her studies in New England. Through work at Shelburne Farms, Paige discovered a love for teaching children about nature through a sense of place. Afterwards, Paige joined the Peace Corps and spent three years in the high Andes of Ecuador. When returning to the U.S. she was accepted into the TSS graduate program. She spent 2015 re-discovering her passion for ecology and learning educational pedagogies in the GYE. She went on to earn her Masters’ degree where she created a unit on the sagebrush ecosystem modified for English language learners. Paige is ecstatic to be back in the Tetons where she can listen to wolves, observe birds and continue her passion of exploring and engaging curiosities with children.

  • Christina Macy

    Pre-Kindergarten/After School Faculty
    B.S. Secondary Science Education, Montana State University
    christina.macy@journeysschool.org

    After graduating from Montana State University with a degree in science education, Christina moved to California to work with 5th and 6th graders at High Trails Outdoor Science School. New to Journeys school this year, Christina will be splitting her time as an assistant teacher in pre-kindergarten and elementary, as well as coordinating the afterschool program. Christina is passionate about fostering excitement about spending time in nature. When she's not at school, you can find Christina mountain biking, skiing, practicing yoga, or bringing out her inner cowgirl at Teton Valley Ranch Camp.

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