Teacher Learning Center

Engaging Teachers, Invigorating Education

Faculty & Staff

  • April Landale

    Vice President of Educator Development
    Overseeing Graduate Program and Teacher Learning Center
    M.S., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, NH
    B.S., Biology, University of New Hampshire
                      april.landale@tetonscience.org

    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.cook@tetonscience.org

    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.

  • Emily Schaller

    Place Based Education Faculty

    M.S. Ecological Leadership and Education, Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley University
    B.F.A. Illustration, Minor in Art History, University of Connecticut

    emily.schaller@tetonscience.org

    Emily has a heartfelt desire to inspire stewardship via art, volunteerism, outreach and education. Her transformative experiences with the field-based Audubon Expedition Institute took her on educational adventures throughout the U.S. and Mexico and equipped her with the tools to empower others throughout the learning process. She spent over 5 years connecting youth to the natural world with NatureBridge Yosemite while hiking and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada. She enjoys traveling, potlucks, mixed-media collage and seeking out magic and laughter on a daily basis.

  • Jordan Nobler

    Teacher Learning Center Faculty

    M.S. Biology, Boise State University
    B.S. Biology, Marquette University

    jordan.nobler@tetonscience.org

    Jordan comes to Teton Science Schools with broad experience integrating field and classroom instruction with inquiry and scientific research. He has worked as a field educator for the Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School and NatureBridge Yosemite, and as a high school physics teacher in New Haven, Connecticut. His graduate work used citizen science initiatives and partnerships with K-12 classrooms to conduct research on sagebrush habitat ecology in the Intermountain West. Skiing, cycling, cooking and crossword puzzles fill his time outside of work.

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