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Traveling School faculty – past and present – are amazing! They break the mold of traditional teachers and inspire the next generation of changemakers because they are changemakers. Our faculty are just as passionate about diving into dense subjects, asking questions and learning as they are about grabbing a paddle, hiking mountain passes and telling campfire stories. They create the magic in and out of the classroom to make us all want to be life-long learners and sheroes.

Becky Fitzpatrick

Becky Fitzpatrick

Academic Teacher

Base Camp: Montana 
Fall Semester, Western US 2021

Becky fell in love with the landscapes and organisms of the western United States when she studied Natural History and Ecology at Prescott College in Arizona. After attaining her bachelors degree, Becky worked as a wildlife technician on a bear nutritional study in Yellowstone National Park, a trophic cascade study in Waterton Lakes Park, and a bison management study in Montana. She then began teaching wildlife science programs to high school students in the Yellowstone area, which grew into a love of teaching and place-based outdoor education. Becky does her best to balance indoor and outdoor work and to include the use of both her brain and her body. This balance has led her to work as an outdoor educator with Outward Bound, a Wilderness Ranger in the southern Rockies, and in the classroom with the High Mountain Institute and the Alzar School. She currently spends her time at the United World College in New Mexico with her hands in the dirt at the school farm and her intellect advancing the school’s sustainability goals. Her love for wild places began young, and has continued to grow the more time she spends mentoring and teaching students within it. She has found no better teacher.

Drew Higgins

Drew Higgins

Academic Teacher

Base Camp: Wyoming
Fall Semester, Western US 2021

Drew graduated from Carleton College in 2016 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. As editor-in-chief of her college newspaper, she was pursuing a career in journalism when she fell in love with education after earning a teaching fellowship at a semester school in Maine. She spent two years teaching environmental humanities to high-school juniors along the rocky Maine coast, while also advising students and leading outdoor experiences. In the summer of 2018, she taught science communication to undergraduate and graduate students while ski-traversing Alaskan glaciers with the Juneau Icefield Research Program. Wishing to further develop her skill sets as a place-based educator, Drew moved to Wyoming in 2019 to be a graduate student at Teton Science Schools, and recently completed her Master of Education. As an educator, she cherishes the opportunity to help students become more critical thinkers and confident question-askers, and above all, to forge meaningful connections with students of all backgrounds. Drew currently lives in Jackson, Wyoming, where she has the joy of skiing, hiking, and romping around the mountains with her fluffy Alaskan Malamute.

Leah Shorb

Leah Shorb

Academic Teacher

Base Camp: Massachusetts 
Fall Semester, Western US 2021

Leah’s educational and career path has been filled with travel and experiential education, both as a student and an educator. She has spent four years in Spanish-speaking countries: studying as a high school and then college student, living with host families, and teaching English Language Learners. After two-and-a-half years teaching in Guatemala she was inspired to learn more about Education which led her to major in Education Studies at Brown University. For five years she has worked as an outdoor and experiential educator, leading leadership and adventure trips both internationally and domestically for high school and gap year students. Her passions and joys include playing ultimate frisbee, practicing Transformative Justice, cooking vegan, and doing yoga. 

Megan Hardy

Megan Hardy

Academic Teacher

Base Camp: Washington
Fall Semester, Western US 2021

Megan graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Education and an endorsement in Mathematics. During her time at WSU, Megan worked for the University Challenge Course, taught math in Bweyale, Uganda, and volunteered at local schools as a student mentor. After graduation, she spent three years teaching math in Eastern Washington, spending summers traveling through central Africa, Mexico, and Europe. Her love for learning reaches new heights every time she travels, and she is thrilled to be working for a school that embraces education as a transformative experience and empowers students to explore the interconnectedness of the world. In her free time, you can find Megan hiking and biking around the PNW, or reading at her favorite coffee shops in Seattle.

Past Faculty

Meredith Bannon

Meredith Bannon

Beth Billington

Beth Billington

Ali Brooks

Ali Brooks

Dawn Card M.

Dawn Card M.

Victoria Cavanaugh

Victoria Cavanaugh

Morgan Comey

Morgan Comey

Lander Cooney

Lander Cooney

Autumn DeMet

Autumn DeMet

Allegra Fisher

Allegra Fisher

Heather Foran

Heather Foran

Caroline Goodman

Caroline Goodman

Anna Graves

Anna Graves

Gennifre Hartman

Gennifre Hartman

TTS Founder & Former Executive Director

Jen Sarna Herdina

Jen Sarna Herdina

Claire Hirschmann

Claire Hirschmann

Abigail Hunter

Abigail Hunter

Bekah Hykan

Bekah Hykan

Shannon Jakes

Shannon Jakes

Maddie Johnson

Maddie Johnson

TTS Marketing & Recruiting Coordinator

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Savannah Johnson

Savannah Johnson

Brenna Kelleher

Brenna Kelleher

Leah Knickerbocker

Leah Knickerbocker

Cara Kropp

Cara Kropp

Whitney Lonsdale

Whitney Lonsdale

Allie Mack

Allie Mack

Liz MacNeil

Liz MacNeil

Clara Maeder

Clara Maeder

Laurel Major

Laurel Major

Emily Mallory

Emily Mallory

TTS Board of Directors - President

Quinn Mawhinney

Quinn Mawhinney

Rhea Maze

Rhea Maze

Jenae McCarroll

Jenae McCarroll

TTS Board of Directors

Phoebe McGuire

Phoebe McGuire

Kate McMahon

Kate McMahon

Maria McMorrow

Maria McMorrow

Lauren Miranda

Lauren Miranda

Ariane Mohr-Felsen

Ariane Mohr-Felsen

Chrissie Monaghan

Chrissie Monaghan

Samantha Mora

Samantha Mora

Mary Reid Munford

Mary Reid Munford

Shannon Ongaro

Shannon Ongaro

Heather Politi

Heather Politi

Julia Reich

Julia Reich

Linnaea Renz

Linnaea Renz

Danika Robison

Danika Robison

Cara Rosingana

Cara Rosingana

Jennifer Royall

Jennifer Royall

TTS Executive Director & Head of School

Katelin Ryan

Katelin Ryan

Erin Schaberg

Erin Schaberg

Sarah Schuh

Sarah Schuh

Melissa Seehausen

Melissa Seehausen

Sylvia Segar

Sylvia Segar

Arden Simone

Arden Simone

Thea Sittler

Thea Sittler

Tory Smith

Tory Smith

Gaby Stablein

Gaby Stablein

Kate Steckmest

Kate Steckmest

Anna Taft

Anna Taft

Aunge Thomas

Aunge Thomas

TTS Academic Dean & Program Director

Elsie Thomson

Elsie Thomson

Dr. Genevieve Walsh, Ed.D

Dr. Genevieve Walsh, Ed.D

Sarah White

Sarah White

Maya von Wodke

Maya von Wodke

Eula Yancey

Eula Yancey