Amanda’s spark for science ignited at an early age exploring nature with her family and grew into a flame for space as she followed Canada’s journey skyward. She teaches Junior High Science, Math, Coding, and STEAM classes in both English and French in Beaumont, Alberta.
She believes in creating authentic cross-curricular learning opportunities for her students to apply to real-world problems, fostering a generation of young people armed to build a better future.
Amanda has received numerous A+ for Energy grants, has been recognized provincially by the Alberta Teacher’s Association Science Council and nationally with a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM.
Vicki is the Director of Water Innovations at Alberta Innovates. In addition to being recognized as one of Canada’s Young Women in Energy award winners, Vicki has been a speaker at multiple Inside Education events over the past few years and always appreciates the enthusiasm the students and teachers have for learning. She plans to continue to connect and share leading edge research with the Inside Education programs in her role on the board. . When she isn’t working, Vicki can be found exploring with her two young boys.
Brenda is a consultant who works with environmental and stakeholder engagement organizations, including several Alberta Airsheds that monitor and report on Alberta’s air quality. With a background in emergency management and administration, Brenda has worked in government, industry, and not-for-profit sectors, and is delighted to contribute to the important work of Inside Education. When not traveling, reading, or hanging out with her family, Brenda has been pursuing her wine education designation. She currently holds an International Level 2 and is certified in Canadian wine, so if you see her with a glass in hand she is doing “research” and “studying” for her Level 3.
Mike has been involved with Inside Education since 2016 when he first participated in a provincial youth summit. He enjoyed participation in subsequent water and energy youth summits put on by Inside Education that he was thrilled at the initiation to join the Board of Directors in May 2019. Mike has a passion for sustainable industrial development and natural resources, and helping youth, including his four children, understand tradeoffs around energy, water, and food from a sustainability perspective. Mike provides great insight to our agriculture education programs in his role as Senior Advisor – Agriculture and Environmental at Nutrien.
We have known Rob for many years through his role as Director of Engagement and Education at Alberta Environment and Parks - in fact he manages the area within the Alberta Government that Inside Education grew out of way back in the 1980s. In his daily life Rob and his family live on property that his family has farmed for four generations! As he says, this has helped sew the seeds from which his passion for the land, the environment and for education have grown.