B.A. in Environmental Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Secondary Teaching Certificate, University of Michigan-Dearborn; M.A. Educational Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Following work as an environmental scientist with Belt Collins Hawaii, Ian successfully transitioned into teaching at Casey Middle School in Boulder, Colorado. At the district level, Ian provides teacher training in strategies to make reading content comprehensible for English language learners and served as a member of the team that wrote the Boulder Valley School District Middle Level Science Curriculum. Ian is particularly interested in outdoor experiential education – he established an outdoor adventure club at Casey and facilitates the Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings Program at the school. In 2009, Ian received the Jared Polis Foundation Teacher Recognition Award for excellence in teaching.