Tobey Bassoff, Ryan Principal
2013 Environmental Educator Award Thorne Nature Experience

Presenter: Samantha Messier, Science & Social Studies Curriculum Director

The first principal to be selected for this award, Tobey has long made environmental education a priority in Ryan Elementary School. Thorne Nature Experience Executive Director Keith Desrosiers said Tobey helped them launch their successful after-school program and trusted that it would bring value to Ryan students, even when the program was still in its pilot stage. Desrosier said, “When we sat down this year to determine who we would honor with our 2013 Champions of Environmental Education Educators Award, [Tobey’s] name came up and was unanimously approved.”