Maura Bannon received BAs in Environmental Ethics and Policy and Spanish from the University of Portland, Oregon. She earned her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Masters in Teaching from National University in San Diego, California. Maura has several years of teaching experience with multiple grade levels. Maura was drawn to SELS because of the integration of outdoor adventure, community, and project-based learning. She loves helping students challenge themselves and find their strengths. In her free time, Maura can be found enjoying the local outdoors with her family trail running, hiking, skiing, and camping.
Lynn Akers comes to SELS with an expansive resume of experience in the education field, including but not limited to teaching elementary education, leading teacher classes and field work, teaching the G.A.T.E (gifted and talented) program, teaching as a school-wide science teacher, special education paraprofessional, 504 coordinator, leading teachers in outdoor education workshops, board member of S.W.E.P (Sierra Watershed Education Program), successful collaboration in team teaching situations, administrative positions, and mentoring teachers in the preschool field.