Crew Leader, Grades 3 - 6
Sabrina has spent her teaching career taking students outdoors to strengthen their reading, math, science, and group skills and always maintains a student-centered learning approach. She believes that a child's curiosity is "the seed of education." She brings an enthusiastic love of the outdoors and working with learners of all ages. She has a passion for drawing, painting, and ceramics along with a love of forest ecosystems. When she's not exploring the outdoors with students, you can find her on long backpacking trips in the Cascades or throwing pottery at a ceramics wheel.
Sabrina holds a Masters degree in Conservation Social Science from the University of Idaho, a B. A. from Earlham College in Ceramics, and has Wilderness First Responder and CPR training.
Crew Leader, Grades K - 2
Michael moved to the Methow Valley in 2007 with the intention of staying for a year to see how he liked Valley life. Nine years later, he is very happy to still be in the Methow and looking forward to living here for many years to come. He enjoys the outdoors, books, and baseball, and serves as the head baseball coach at Liberty Bell High School. Upon moving to the Valley, Michael worked for two years at Little Star Montessori, and he has also been employed at Montessori schools in Bellingham, Washington, and Houston, Texas.
He holds a B.A. from Fairhaven College and is currently enrolled in a graduate program through Western Governors University. His academic background includes significant social and political studies, as well as evolutionary biology and psychology. Michael loves being a part of the Community School and enjoys sharing in the learning and growth of his students.