Kimberly Baker has taught Grades Pre-K through 12 in independent schools. She is currently Renbrook School's Learning Strategist, a 6th grade English teacher and a member of the Technology Department.
Dr. Angela Burke has been an educator for 14 years, with experience in traditional public, charter, and magnet schools throughout CT and MA. She has been a classroom teacher K-6; Literacy Coach; Founding Academic Dean at a charter school in Hartford, CT,; Assistant Principal; coordinator for the revision of the teaching standards for the MA Department of Education; and Parent Educator. Currently, as the Director of Curriculum at Jumoke Academy she coaches and mentors classroom teachers.
Sally Follansbee is an elementary teacher at The Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT. She has taught in both private and public school settings. In her spare time she trains dogs.
Tara Harrison is a visual arts teacher with over 10 years experience teaching urban youth in NYC and the greater Hartford area. Currently, she teaches at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School in Bloomfield. Previously, she worked with PreK through 8th grade students at Jumoke Academy Charter School. She has also served as an art staff developer and mentor for Creative Classrooms Visual Arts Program in New York.
David Heiser is the head of Education and Outreach at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History. He works to connect teachers and the New Haven area community with the opportunities available at the Peabody.
Annie Hettick is the Farm Manager & Director of Agricultural Programs at Common Ground High School.
Rebecca Holcombe is the Director of Community Programs Common Ground High School.
Lulu Kellogg is Head of the Upper School at Renbrook where she previously taught third grade, Upper School English, and served as Lower School Curriculum coordinator. She has also served as a consultant/trainer for McGraw Hill/Everyday Mathematics Program.
Cyra Levenson is the Associate Curator of Education at the Yale Center for British Art.
Janice Markey: A Seedlings facilitator for 5 years: teacher in the New Haven Public Schools for 35 years including: ESL, Literacy Mentor, Multi-Age Groups.
Winnie Naclerio: A Seedlings facilitator for 5 years, kindergarten teacher for 32 years at Calvin Hill a private Yale affiliated Day Care Center in New Haven.
Leslie Prodis: Director of Neighborhood Music School's Preschool & Toddler Program; designer of an Integrated Arts/Emergent Curriculum; educational consultant; parent coach specializing in conscious parenting and communication.
Jessica Sack: The Jan and Frederick Mayer Associate Curator of Public Education, at the Yale University Art Gallery, Jessica leads the Gallery's development of family programs and teaching resources for K-12 teachers and students.
Judith Spaar has taught kindergarten for 23 years in the Branford Public School System. She has been a mentor for beginning teachers, as well as a cooperating teacher working with students from area universities.
Shelley Sprague: currently the middle school theatre arts teacher at The Independent Day School and Director of Middlesex Academy for the Performing Arts, an after school performing arts program on the IDS campus; formerly the Head of School at the Wightwood School/The Pine Brook School and a kindergarten through 8th grade teacher over the course of 29 years.
Violet Talbot: a retired early childhood teacher who spent much of her career inspiring children and educators to investigate the natural world. Talbot was a founding teacher at Cold Spring School in New Haven and taught at Foote School for many years.
Jennifer White-Dobbs is the Director of Education at the Connecticut River Museum, which offers a variety of on-site and on-line options to help teachers access resources about the Connecticut River.
Betty Whitney: Seedlings facilitator for 4 years:more than 25 years teaching experience in public and independent school in New Haven; the last 20 plus years of teaching were at the Foote School teaching a Mixed-Age Group (grades 1,2).
Karen Zwick: Technology Coordinator and Master teacher, grades 4,5 Cold Spring School, New Haven Conn.; Recipient of 2008 Woman of Innovation Award, Winner of NAIS Stories of Excellence Award, NAIS Teacher of the Future Award.