Teacher Learning Center

Engaging Teachers, Invigorating Education

Faculty & Staff

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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