Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meet the Advisory Council!

The Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC) Advisory Council was formed in July, 2011.  It is composed of an Appalachian Trail maintaining club member and a teacher from each of the four regions of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) plus 1 higher education member, 3 at-large reps, and members from the National Park Service, US Forest Service and the ATC.  Our mission statement is to support the continued growth, viability, and relevance of the TTEC program.  Our purpose is to serve as liaisons and ambassadors to TTEC educators and 31 AT clubs as well as to advise the AT Park Office and ATC staff on emerging questions, issues, and opportunities.  We meet once a year, face to face, and conduct bimonthly conference calls to fulfill our mission and purpose.

We represent about 20 people who care about the TTEC program and desire to contribute to its continued success.  Each member has committed to a 2 or 3 year term of service.

We ask clubs to reach out to TTEC teachers to assist them with TTEC curriculum.  Also, TTEC teachers can contact clubs or the Advisory Council reps directly to ask for assistance.  We aim to establish working relationships between the Trail Clubs and the TTEC teachers/alumni. 

Members of the Trail to Every Classroom Advisory Council:

Sharon Van Horn, Co-Chair and Southern Region Club Rep sevh@email.dnet.net

Betty Gatewood, Co-Chair and Mid Atlantice Regional Club Rep bjgatewood@gmail.com

Deila Clark, North East Region and A.T. Stewardship Council

Not Pictured: Pat Woods, Higher Education Rep pwoods9@gmail.com

Robert Siudzinski, At Large Rep, Washington College Rsiudzinski2@washcoll.edu

 Lucy Simonds, North East Regional Teacher Rep lucysimonds@gmail.com

Not Pictured:  Steve Schimpff, North East Regional Club Rep 

Not Pictured: Barbara Wieman, Mid Atlantic Club Rep  blwiemann@gmail.com

Marlene Jefferson, Mid-Atlantic Teacher Rep Marlene.Jefferson@lcps.org

Karen Lutz, ATC Mid-Atlantic Director klutz@appalachiantrail.org

Chip Donahue, Virginia Regional Teacher Rep ddonahue@rcs.k12.va.us

Norma Johnson, Virginia Regional Club Rep Ngjohnson1@gmail.com

Julie Judkins, Southern Region ATC Community Program Manager jjudkins@appalachiantrail.org

Olga Pader, Southern Region Teacher Rep olgapader@frontier.com

Rita Hennessy, Assitant Park Manager, Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Clare Long, US Forest Service Ranger and Education Specialist, White Mountain National Forest cclong@fs.fed.us

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