My passion for teaching began as an environmental writer. As former Director of Youth Editorial for E/The Environmental Magazine (the largest independent non-profit environmental publication in the U.S.), I published EarthBeat, an environmental newsletter for children, and responded to children's questions through E Magazine's syndicated column for children, EarthTalk Young Readers. I developed E's online news and information resource for children, Young Environmentalists, which included Mission of Young Environmentalists; Facts-at-a-Glance; and the Energy for Life Art Contest, which inspired children to draw and write about their views concerning wind power.
The winning entry and nine honorable mention submissions reflect the creativity and vision of the coming generation.

After graduating from Skidmore College with a degree in environmental geology, I worked as an environmental consultant in Boston, Massachusetts and Yorkshire, England. In 2004, I was admitted to Southern Methodist University (SMU), and in 2006 received my Early Childhood Education certification from SMU's School of Education and Human Development. Through coursework, observation, and student teaching, I learned to create engaging classrooms where content areas are creatively integrated, and where the needs of all children are met on an individual basis.

My personal views on incorporating environmental education into the early childhood classroom are captured in a 2005 Dallas Morning News article announcing SMU's new School of Education. If you would like to contact me, please email me at

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