Journeys School

Learn. Think. Act.


  • David Porter

    Director of Upper School
    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 receive his Master's 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 the power of myth in antiquity and today, as well as how culture positively and negatively affects the individual. David teaches students to have an empowered voice in writing and in speech.

  • Ethan Lobdell

    Director of Student and Family Experience
    B.A., Computer Science with Minor in Mathematics, Vassar College 

    Ethan graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. He has been teaching since 2004 in both public and private schools. He has been with the Journeys School since 2007. Ethan’s professional interests surround challenging industrial educational paradigms, recognizing the individual qualities each brain has, and maximizing the opportunities for students to be their most authentic selves. When Ethan is not in the classroom, he can be found volunteering for Teton County Search and Rescue, skiing, cooking, travelling, or trying to practice yoga and mindfulness daily.

  •    Andy Solomon

       Middle School Faculty
       Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
       B.S., Elementary Education, University of New Mexico

    An alumni of the Teton Science Schools Graduate Program, Andy joined the Journeys School Middle School faculty to inspire others and his passion for innovative education both in and out of the classroom. He brings thirteen years of teaching experience in both public and private schools across New Mexico, Ohio, Colorado, Hawaii, and Wyoming. While not involved with the TSS community, Andy can be found building and riding bikes, trying out his latest jokes, or spending time with his family.

  • Ashley Babcock

    Middle School Faculty
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.S., Enviromental Studies and Geography, University of Colorado Boulder

    Ashley recently completed the Teton Science School Graduate Program for Field Science and Education. Previously, she taught 3rd through 10th grade Math and Science in Telluride, Colorado. She also skied for the NCAA Alpine team while at the Univeristy of Colorado. Ashley is thrilled to be pursuing her passion for education and adventure in beautiful Jackson, WY.

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