Graduate Program

Teach. Learn. Lead.

Faculty

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emily Schaller

    Graduate Program Faculty
    M.S. Ecological Leadership and Education, Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley UniversityB.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.

  • 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.

  • Jordan Nobler

    Field Education 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.

  • Julia Spencer

    Graduate Program Faculty
    M.S. Natural Science and Natural Science Education, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.A. Geology, Whitman College
    julia.spencer@tetonscience.org

    An alumna of the TSS Graduate Program, Julia comes to the faculty with a background in geology and ecology gained before transitioning into a full time educator. Her graduate research focused on student understanding of complex scientific phenomena with the use of scientific models. She has taught science in various capacities, working as an instructor of undergraduate field geology for Indiana University; at Teton Science Schools as a field educator; and coordinating K-5 afterschool programs at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum.

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