Kerri McAllister

Kerri McAllister
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Kerri began her career in education with Shelburne Farms as a college intern while attending the University of Vermont and pursuing a BS in Environmental Studies. Taking advantage of opportunities to study abroad, Kerri spent semesters in Australia and Belize with The School for International Training researching student retention of ecological concepts and distance teacher education programs. She completed her graduate work in education at University of Minnesota while concurrently teaching in the field. She has taught and managed education programs across the country including Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Minnesota, The Chewonki Foundation in Maine, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, and NatureBridge in California. She has also worked extensively with international student education and travel programs in Australia, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. As a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, Kerri joined an expedition to the Arctic researching climate change in Norway and Svalbard.

Now at Shelburne Farms, Kerri works closely with the education staff to support programs internally.  Her work with educators, networks, and partnerships focuses on climate change education and collaboration; undergraduate and postgraduate education and career development; and teacher professional learning. Kerri is proud to convene and coordinate over 50 organizations for collective impact as the Northeast Climate Change Education Collaborative. Kerri strives to provide interdisciplinary educational opportunities that inspire curiosity, promote inquiry, and catalyze action. Throughout her work, Kerri strives to create welcoming learning environments where justice and equity are valued and centered. She is a passionate lifelong learner and educator who embraces the world as her classroom.

 

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