Teacher Learning Center

Engaging Teachers, Invigorating Education

Faculty & Staff

  • April Landale

    Vice President of Field Education
    Overseeing Graduate Program, Teacher Training, Field Education and Wildlife Expeditions
    M.S., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, NH
    B.S., Biology, University of New Hampshire

    April joined Teton Science Schools' faculty in 1993. Before coming to Teton Science Schools, she was the Academic Director for an ecology study abroad program in Cairns, Australia. She holds an M.S. from Antioch/New England Graduate School in Natural Resources Management and specializes in water quality issues.

  • Leslie Cook

    Senior Director of Educator Development
    M.A., Environmental Education, Prescott College
    Certificate in Environmental Education, Wolf Ridge's Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
    B.S., Biology; Minor in Chemistry, Davidson College

    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 focused on understanding how educators connect students to place. Since arriving at Teton Science Schools, Leslie has been a part of the Teacher Learning Center, facilitating trainings for in-service teachers and coordinating the Wyoming Stream Team program. She also oversees Teton Science Schools’ initiatives to reconnect children to the nature of Wyoming, including the Wyoming Youth Congress on Children and Nature and the Children & the Outdoors statewide survey. In her free time Leslie enjoys anything that she can do in or near water.

  • Kate Bodey

    Teacher Learning Center & Graduate Program Faculty
    M.S. Natural Science Education/Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.S. Biology, The Evergreen State College

    As a passionate educator, scientist, naturalist and leader, providing opportunities for all students and teachers to advance their scientific and ecological literacy, civic engagement, leadership and educator skills, is Kate’s lifelong pursuit. An alumna of the TSS Graduate Program, Kate’s professional teaching background extends to both classroom and outdoor field settings, and includes students from first grade to university level graduates. Kate Master’s research at the University of Wyoming continues to drive her interest in increasing diversity and cultural competency within Residential Environmental Education organizations. In her free time, Kate enjoys connecting to and exploring nature through a variety of lenses including hiking, backpacking, swimming, cross-country skiing and wildcrafting.

  • Kelli Petrick

    M.Ed., Science Education from the University of Washington
    Certificate in Education, Environment and Community, Islandwood's Graduate Program
    B.S., Environmental Science, University of Mary Washington

    Since joining Teton Science Schools in the spring of 2007, Kelli has utilized her science education and community service background to develop research and service opportunities across the organization. Prior to joining Teton Science Schools, Kelli studied and implemented science education as a teacher and naturalist in outdoor and independent schools in Maryland, Washington, California and South Africa. Kelli enjoys inspiring learners of all ages to be science and stewardship ambassadors in their communities.

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