2968 Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, Vermont 05045 | 802-333-3400
STAFF PROFILE ~ Katie Seivwright ~ Lead Instructor
“A teacher is a very special person who uses his or her creativity and loving, inquiring mind to develop the rare talent of encouraging others to think, to dream, to learn, to try, to do!” – Beverly Conklin
I am now starting my second season at the Hulbert Outdoor Center’s School Program. I gladly take on the responsibility of Lead Instructor with the new season. My original training in education was for the classroom setting, but having had some experience with it I have decided to pursue outdoor education. Sharing experiences with children outside can provide outcomes unparalleled with classrooms. Our general education is curtailed without the development of interpersonal relationships and a connection to nature. The Hulbert Outdoor Center’s School Program offers valuable opportunities for children to challenge themselves and a welcoming environment to learn new skills. I have grown personally and professionally within this very community.
I’ve been an educator in some capacity for eight years. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and General Science from Keene State College in 2008. For the last seven summers I have worked at Camp Downer first as a counselor and later as the program head of the aquatic programs. My teaching venues have been varied including student teaching, work as a Para-educator at Grand Isle School, outdoor instructor at Keewaydin Environmental Education Center and as a ski instructor at Smugglers Notch Ski Resort. To enhance my knowledge as an instructor, I participated in a NOLS course for outdoor educators in southwest Arizona in January of 2011. This was a wonderful learning experience that has affirmed my dedication to the field and sparked a love of rock climbing.
I look forward to welcoming our participants and providing both an enriching and gripping experience. Whether you are joining our community for a day or a full week, I can’t wait for your arrival!
Katie is one of the instructors that make up School Programs' team. Every one of our instructors has been trained and loves working with school-aged kids. We look forward to getting to know you!