Staff

The Ecology School is enormously proud of our teaching staff.  We hire 16 Ecology Educators each fall and spring from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including natural resources, humanities and education.  They are hired for their enthusiasm, energy, and past experiences working with children.  All staff receive extensive background checks and thorough training in the art and method of teaching children in the outdoors.  Click on staff photos below to find out more about our current educators.

2015 Fall Ecology Educators

Leadership

Drew Dumsch Executive Director

Drew Dumsch
Executive Director

Gale Kurtz Advancement Director

Gale Kurtz
Advancement Director

Alex Grindle Director of Programs

Alex Grindle
Director of Programs

Meg Edstrom Jones Director of Education & Curriculum Design

Meg Edstrom Jones
Director of Education & Curriculum Design

John Ibsen REsidential Program Manager

John Ibsen
REsidential Program Manager

Caley MacKenzie Administrative Assistant

Caley MacKenzie
Administrative Assistant

Diana Grandoni Development Assistant

Diana Grandoni
Development Assistant

Dawn Allison, RN Fort Valley, GA

Dawn Allison, RN
Fort Valley, GA

Rich O'Brien, Chef & Proprietor of Pangea Food Service

Rich O'Brien, Chef & Proprietor of Pangea Food Service