Journeys School

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  • Charlotte Quesada
    Upper School Spanish Faculty

    M.A., Mulitcultural Education, Prescott College
    B.A., Spanish and Latin American Development, University of Virginia

    Charlotte returns to Journeys School after spending two and a half years living in Sevilla, Spain with her family. Ever since living in Sevilla as a child, she has loved all things Spanish, and this interest eveloved into a degree in Spanish and Latin American Development from the University of Virginia. After college, she moved to Jackson and became passionate about education while working at Teton Youth and Family Services. Charlotte then pursued a degree in Multicultural Education with an endorcement in Secondary Spanish, and she has since worked in public and independent schools in Seattle, WA and Jackson. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, biking, skiing, reading and cooking.

  • David Porter

    Director of Program Development
    M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Utah
    B.A., English, University of North Texas

    David graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's degree in English and went on to earn his Master's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Utah. David is a founding faculty member of Journeys School. He has taught English and French at the college and high school levels since 1994. His graduate school studies focused on literary theory, 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy, French feminism, and North African French literature. David’s current professional interests include study of manifestations of mental illness in literary characters, as well as how culture positively and negatively affects the individual. David teaches students to have an empowered voice in writing and in speech. In his free time David enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading and recreating in the outdoors.

  • Peter Poutiatine
    Upper School Humanitites Faculty

    MIT Education, Seattle University
    BA English, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Peter began teaching and leading in the backcountry of Washington State 25 years ago. The early lessons he learned about experiential education, the expeditionary model, and real-world connectedness have guided his classroom and outdoor pedagogy ever since.

  • Drew Overholser

    Upper School Humanities Faculty
    M.A., American History, Montana State University
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.A., History, Ohio Wesleyan University


    Drew first came to live in Jackson when taking part in the Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools. Prior to returning to the area and joining the Journeys School faculty in 2001, he conducted wetland education for a non-profit program in Montana, and guided trips on the Colorado, Green and Salmon rivers. Drew seeks to connect his student’s understanding of the past to current events and firmly believes that young people need to develop the skills of an historian as well as content knowledge. The environment is often used as the integrating context of the units covered in his history and current issues classes. He loves to teach in an engaging, student-centered and, often, humorous manner. In addition to his passion for the past and present human experience, Drew enjoys reading, birding, and spending time on the water with his wife and children. 

  • Jonathan Souter

    Upper School Math Faculty
    B.A. Environemental Science, Colorado College

    Jonathan has always had a passion for education. He began teaching kayaking at the age of 16 in his home state of Vermont and although the subject matters have changed over the years, his excitement for educating students of all ages continues. Before moving to Jackson full-time in 2004, Jonathan attended Colorado College where he studied math and science and was very involved in the outdoor program in which he taught outdoor education to his peers. Right out of college, Jonathan worked as a teacher for a traveling kayaking high school, The New River Academy, teaching math and science and coaching competitive whitewater kayaking both internationally and within the United States. Since 2004, Jonathan has split his time working as a head alpine ski coach for the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, the lead Instructor and manager for the Jackson Hole Kayak School, and teaching outdoor education for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Jonathan began working for the Journeys School in 2016 and enjoys the opportunity to work with such motivated and passionate educators and students. Jonathan spends his free time exploring the outdoors with his wife Charlotte, two kids Arlo and Etta, and dog Ama.

  • Shoshana Kobrin

    High School Faculty
    B.A., Liberal Arts with a Minor in Spanish, Colorado State University

    Shoshana has a great enthusiasm for travel, language and culture. She aspires to bring this into her classroom every day. This first emerged through experiences studying abroad in Mexico and Spain. Shoshana graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Liberal Arts and Spanish. Since graduating, Shoshana continues fill her passport with stamps from Spanish-speaking countries. Shoshana has been teaching at the Journeys School since 2007. Shoshana truly enjoys teaching because she is able to encompass her interests and experiences and share them with her students. Outside of school, one can find Shoshana playing in the mountains, knitting, practicing yoga, and spending time with her dog.

  • Corbin Lang

    M.S. Montana State University
    B.S. University of Oregon

    Corbin came to Journeys in 2015 after 20 years of teaching at Phillips Academy in Andover Massachusetts. He is the co-author of two books; Exercises in Advanced Algebra and Elementary Geometry. Corbin has coached baseball, alpine skiing, and is a USATF Level 2 certified track and field coach. In his spare time he likes to hike, bike, fish, ski, and spend time with his family.

  • Amanda Kern

    High School Faculty
    M.N.S, Geosciences, Idaho State University
    B.S., Geology & Environmental Science, Union College

    Amanda moved to Teton Valley in 2014 to join the high school team of Journeys School. After receiving her bachelor’s degree as a double major in geology and environmental science, Amanda chose to pursue a master’s degree in the geosciences studying the effects of climate change on water resources in the West. During this time she also spent a summer working as a middle school field instructor for an environmental science camp, realizing her love of educating young people about the natural world. Following her newfound passion, Amanda applied for and received a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, allowing her to complete her graduate work as well as earn her secondary teaching certificate. Prior to her role as high school science faculty, Amanda worked in Idaho public schools at both the middle and high school levels teaching a variety of science based courses. She is most interested in challenging students to be creative and developing a more holistic approach to learning through integrated, place-based projects. Outside of school, Amanda can be found relaxing and recreating, always with her trusty companion, Altadog.

  • Matt Daly

    High School Faculty
    M.A., English (Western American Studies), University of Utah
    B.A., Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College

    Since receiving his MA in English from University of Utah in 1997, Matt has taught writing and literary analysis to diverse student groups and in various settings. In addition to classroom teaching at Journeys School, he has worked with conservation professionals at The Murie Center, medical professionals through a Harvard University continuing medical education course, college students at Central Wyoming College's Jackson campus, and students of all ages in writing residencies in Jackson and throughout Wyoming. Matt is also a published poet and resident faculty member of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. When he is not teaching or writing, Matt enjoys time outside with his wife and son. He is also an avid flyfisherman.

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