Saltmeadow Learning Facilitators are carefully chosen for their lifelong love of learning and respect for young people. They are dedicated to creating safe and engaging learning environments for students in the upper grades. They come from all walks of life, bringing a rich diversity of experiences and talents to share with Saltmeadow students.
Jessica Bromby French and Human Relations Ms. Jessica is a native French speaker from Quebec, where she grew up on a working farm. She earned a degree in Social Sciences from Champlain College. Ms. Jessica has extensive experience working with youth at retreats, schools, and workshops in locations around the world.
Edwin Culver Classical Guitar Mr. Culver is a classical guitar composer, performer, and educator. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. Mr. Culver incorporates music history, theory, and composition into his classical guitar lessons, to the delight and benefit of his students.
Heather Green Math, Social Justice Ms. Green gradated summa cum laude with an Associates of Arts degree from State College of Florida. She currently attends the University of South Florida. Ms. Green spent a decade building community and creating resources for the local homeschool community. She has been teaching for four years in a private school setting.
Nadja Marks Fine Art Ms. Nadja is a working artist and educator. She graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Florida State University and continues her art education at the Southern Atelier.
Eric McGrath Woodworking Mr. McGrath has extensive experience working with and teaching students about wood, metal and electrical design. He was the Fab Lab Manager at GWIZ Science Museum and now holds the same position at the Suncoast Science Center. Mr. McGrath also utilizes his talents and experience in volunteering opportunities at Crowley Museum and Nature Center and Prospect Riding Center. Mr. McGrath has an Associates Degree in Science in Computer Networking from Kaiser University.
Maria del Carmen Meckman Spanish Mrs. Meckman received her degree in Business Administration from Universidad Central, Quito, Ecuador. She also attended French Language and Culture Courses at the Berlitz School of Languages, Paris, France and Dutch Language Courses at the Hoger Institut voor Voortgaand Onderwijs in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She has extensive experience teaching languages as a private tutor and as a classroom teacher.
Liz Pascoe-Broome Literature and Drama Ms. Liz earned her Bachelor in Theatre from Southern Utah University. She also attended Expressive Arts Florida, studying Expressive Arts for two years. Ms. Liz has taught drama at Florida Studio Theater and Venice Theater, working with public and private school students, incorporating language arts learning with drama. Ms. Liz brings her expertise in theater, movement, literature, and creative writing study to each of her classes at Saltmeadow.
Mr. Geoff Pierce Philosophy Mr. Geoff attended University in New York, earning a Bachelors and two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and Philosophy from SUNY Oswego, SUNY Postdam, and the University of Rochester. Mr. Pierce taught middle and high school students for 5 years at a public school in Norwood, NY. Mr. Geoff is currently the 3rd grade teacher at Mangrove School of Sarasota.
Jon Stevens Math, Peace Studies Mr. Stevens earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Masters in Elementary Education at the University of New Hampshire. He has over a decade of teaching and curriculum development experience. Mr. Jon is also a talented musician and naturalist. Mr. Stevens is also the 4th/5th grade teacher at Mangrove School of Sarasota.
Kalin Wilson Physics Ms. Kalin has a decade's worth of experience working with students of all ages. Fromm 2006 to 2014, she taught English in Japan to elementary, middle, and high school students. She currently works with early childhood students at the Mangrove School of Sarasota. Ms. Kalin received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from New College and a Master's Degree in Anthropology and Museum Studies from Florida State University.