The What School Could Be Podcast
98. Of Polar Bears, the Ultimate Goal of Mankind and Educating Young Stewards, with Ali Pressel
Today my guest is Ali Pressel, a truly remarkable and impressive educator who teaches, guides, mentors and coaches young people in the St. John's County School District in Florida. She has masters in science from University of Maryland and a bachelors in Environmental Sciences and Human Ecology from Rutgers University. She is a leader in career academy education and develops innovative ways to engage students in their local community and help them make connections between the natural world and their personal human stories. She actively collaborates with community partners to ensure real-world applications of natural resources management, citizen field science, and internship opportunities for her students. A member of the Teacher Advisory Council with National Geographic Education, she frequently shares National Geographic initiatives to enhance student experiences and enable them to become future leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. Editing for this episode is provided by the talented Evan Kurohara. Our theme music comes from the vast catalogue of music by master pianist, Michael Sloan. Please support this show by giving us a rating and writing a review wherever you get your podcasts.