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These are some of the people on the Team
Wynn Calder directs Sustainable Schools, LLC (www.sustainschools.org), which works primarily with K-12 independent and private schools to build sustainability and environmental literacy into strategic planning, teaching and institutional practice. Wynn has been principal consultant on environmental sustainability with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) since 2003, and designed and chaired the NAIS summer Institute for Leadership in Sustainability from 2005 to 2009. Wynn is also director of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) (www.ulsf.org), which serves as secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990) and provides resources in higher education for sustainability. Wynn attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, received his BA from Harvard University in 1984 and his MA in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1993. Wynn lives with his family in Wayland, MA. Wynn is the Green Team Representative for the Claypit Hill School.
Andrea Case is a wife and mother who moved to "rural" Wayland from deep in the New Jersey suburbs 2 years ago. Since then she has been getting to know the area by visiting historical sites, hiking the local conservation trails, enjoying nearby beaches and tending her garden. She has a bachelor's degree in zoology, a master's in environmental health management, and a longtime interest in environmental health and sustainability. Prior to having children, she was Research Director at The American Council on Science and Health and edited their magazine and scientific booklets. Andrea is the GT representative for the High School. Her children attend the High School and Claypit Hill.
Pat's favorite quote is from Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams: “We have been telling the story of what we represent in the land for 40,000 years. At the heart of the story, I think, is a simple abiding belief: it is possible to live wisely on the land and to live well. And in behaving respectfully towards all that the land contains, it is possible to imagine a stifling ignorance falling away from us." - Also in the photograph: Bethann Monahan.
Karen Krowne and her husband have been residents of Wayland for 26 years. They have two children who have attended the Wayland Public Schools. She has worked as an allied ASID interior designer for over 25 years doing primarily residential design, and has been active in many community organizations including the Wayland Garden Club, Sudbury Valley Trustees, Wayland Public Schools Foundation, Metco Steering Committee, and the League of Women Voters. She is the GT representative for the High School.
Bethann Monahan grew up in Lexington, MA and has lived in Wayland for 20 years with her husband and two children, ages 20 and 17. She has been a Technology Specialist in the Wayland school system for over 12 years. She has a BS degree in Animal Science from UMass, Amherst and worked as a supervisor at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She later earned her Master's degree in Technology Integration from Lesley University. She and her husband are avid organic gardeners. Bethann has helped to foster organic gardening at both the Wayland Middle School and at a school in the Andes mountains of Peru. She is the Green Team representative for Wayland Middle School.
Kaat Vander Straeten is a wife, and mom of one, who moved to Wayland in 2008. A student of philosophy by training, she now writes novels and blogs. She grows and preserves food, keeps bees and harvests the sun's energy with solar panels. More recently she has started work at the community level by joining the Wayland Green Team and initiating Transition Wayland. Kaat is the GT representative for Loker School and Happy Hollow. To reach her, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina Veal has been with the Wayland Green Team since its inception in 2009. She and Jim Lee organized the first meeting, and she is thrilled with its success. Christina is committed to ensuring that the Green Team remains district wide and that it teaches our children how to become better stewards of the planet. She holds a B.S. From the University of Connecticut and is a marketing consultant. Christina is married to Harry, has three children who attend the Wayland schools, and is a Happy Hollow and Middle School GT Representative.