Emily’s work at the 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.