Professional Development Coordinator, Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

Emily’s work at UVM's Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education includes working on Education for Sustainability initiatives in partnership with Shelburne Farms, where she is currently a professional affiliate, as well as co-coordinating the Catamount Active Tutoring (CAT) Corps, an equity-centered tutoring program run out of the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) Office of Diversity and Community Engagement .

Before joining the Tarrant Institute, Emily spent two decades working as an educator, including five years as a sixth-grade teacher, and three years as the curriculum specialist at Shelburne Farms. Her interests include Education for Sustainability, community-engaged learning, place-based learning, and middle level education.

Emily co-wrote Shelburne Farms’ Cultivating Joy and Wonder, an early childhood curriculum guide to educating for sustainability. She is a nationally certified facilitator for The Origins Program's Developmental Designs workshops, and served as a Visiting Lecturer in Education Studies at Middlebury College where she taught community-connected courses on elementary methods and Education for Sustainability. 

Emily Hoyler

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Education for Sustainability
  • Community-Engaged Learning
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Middle Level Education


  • M.Ed. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • B.S. in Geography, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada