Author: Jedda Foreman, Andra Yeghoian, and Terri Elkin

About Jedda Foreman, Andra Yeghoian, and Terri Elkin

Jedda Foreman, Andra Yeghoian, and Terri Elkin

Jedda Foreman is a project director at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a district liaison for the BaySci project, and the lead facilitator for district partnerships focused on environmental literacy. In these roles, Jedda works face-to-face with school districts, school and county superintendents, executive directors, teachers, principals, communities of practice, researchers, and evaluators across a variety of formal and informal environmental education contexts.

Andra Yeghoian is the environmental literacy coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education. Her passion centers around personal and organizational learning, and facilitating the journey for others to become changemakers for a sustainable future. Currently, she provides visionary leadership in implementing a broad environmental literacy initiative that calls for whole-school sustainability integration across all facets of an institution: campus and operations, curriculum and instruction, community engagement, and organizational culture.

Terri Elkin is the coordinator of secondary education and K–12 science at the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). Through the support of Ten Strands and ChangeScale, she is part of a greater Bay Area network of districts involved in developing and implementing environmental literacy blueprints for school districts, and helps facilitate this project for AUSD.

This year’s annual Green Schools Conference and Expo in St. Paul, Minnesota brought together education leaders, community-based organizations, architects, curriculum-writers, and others under the theme of “Advancing Sustainable Schools for All.”  The conference was a mix of inspiration and celebration, and breakout sessions were full of practical ideas for moving forward at the local and […]