Will, a native Saint Louisan and an alumnus of Rohan Woods and John Burroughs, joins TCS as a former Connecticut-based educator and a local Family Coordinator at the Mid-County YMCA. His journey with education began over a decade ago through the Wyman Teen Leadership program, where he guided local, underserved youths through mindful meditation and leadership training, and led groups on week-long treks through the Kentucky wilderness. Later, he would run an academic mentoring program for four years, establish himself as the lead behavioral specialist at a Title I institution, and serve as the Visiting Policy and Advocacy Summer Fellow with Connecticut Voices for Children, a nonprofit working to highlight solutions and effect change for underserved youths in Connecticut. Will believes strongly in the power of partnership, mentorship, play, best-practice based and outdoors-centric education to create impactful learning, and is thrilled already to enact those goals through an extended Third Grade commitment to outdoors education at LaBarque.
Position: Third Grade Teacher