As a formally trained educator, Robin believes the key to a sustainable future is to develop the next generation. She is responsible for designing and implementing Green Schools’ programs across Massachusetts, New England, the US, and now internationally. Robin has participated in discussions with President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. John Holdren, President Obama’s Climate Advisor, US EPA, US Agriculture and others on the topics of; Climate Solutions, Public Health, Environmental Education, and Workforce Development. Robin has participated in several White House Summits and was honored to join President Obama and the First Lady for Pope Francis arrival ceremony.
Prior to moving to Connecticut and taking on the Project Green Schools Content Coordinator position in 2012, Tammy held the position of Project Green Schools Board President for two years. She taught seventh grade life science at Dover-Sherborn Middle School in Dover, MA for six years. Tammy earned her Bachelors of Science at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME and her Masters of Environmental Science with a General Science Teaching Degree from Antioch New England in Keene, NH.
Greetings! I was born and raised in the most MAGICAL place on Earth. Where else, but Orlando, Florida! Being a Florida native, I grew up roaming and frolicking in many of Florida’s orange groves while my dad took care of them. I guess you could say that’s where my love for our natural world began. During my undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida, I began working as Safari Driver at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and this, combined with my studies, is what paved the path for a long-term career as a conservation educator in several of Central Florida’s AZA-accredited zoological facilities. My focus in these institutions was developing and facilitating K-5 programs which aligned with Florida’s Sunshine State Science Standards.
Stuck at a crossroad, my life’s direction began its focus on formal school education when I was faced with BOTH a frustration of people “not getting” our conservation messages and the need to make a daily living wage that the world of non-profits just could not offer at the time. Now, I am a certified Biology 6-12 and Middle Grades 5-9 teacher. Although it would seem, from outward appearances, that I have left the informal world of education behind, that is not the case at all. I was, am, and forever shall be a Zoo Teacher. My goal is to bring high-quality zoo education into the formal classroom and make learning science fun, engaging, and dynamic once again. Through this method I further aim to build strong, purposeful relationships with students, students with the community, and the community with each other. I believe that people will not have proper respect for the natural world until they can fully appreciate how the physical world operates and the role of ALL of the organisms that call Earth home, as well as a healthy respect and understanding for each other. Caring for the environment is about caring for each other. It’s about building relationships. And it begins in the schools. I am truly honored to have been selected to serve in this capacity with Project Green Schools!
Angela Kakabeeke is an author, speaker, and founder of Earth Detectives; a company that searches for real life solutions that care for air, land and seas. Angela’s company is publishing a series of her co-authored children’s books promoting sustainable practices; Captain Savannah and the Saint Patrick’s Day Mystery and Tybee Craddock and the North Atlantic Right Whale Mystery. The themes are about one’s responsibility to take care of water, land, air, nature, and mankind. She received her Masters of Science in Sustainable Practices from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. She is passionate about creating a positive culture change through sustainable education and practices. Angela assists in special projects from Sustainability in Golf Events to creating educational outdoor classrooms with the United States Green Building Council. She is also a mom to two sets of twins that serve as her inspiration to educate future generations to care for the earth.
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Executive Director Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation
PGS Student Co-President, Manchester-Essex High School, MA
Peter D. Dewar
Director of Professional Development Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators c/o Tri-County Regional Technical High School
Market Manager Planet Aid
Johanna C. Jobin
Director, Global EHS & Sustainability Biogen
Air Quality Change
Chair of the Green Advisory Board, Andover, MA
PGS Student Co-President, Princeton Day School, NJ
Sales Director Cool Green Power
Green Schools Advisory Board
Verrill Dana, LLP
Energy Systems Engineer, Stonehill College
Lockheed Martin Energy
Horsley Witten Group
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Product Director for Water & Lab Products at Thermo Fisher Scientific
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