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Board of Directors

Leading the Charge: 
Current Board Members

Our dedicated Board of Directors are the keepers of our mission and vision. These trusted advisors volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to advance strategic goals that stay true to the heart and soul of our work. We are grateful for their passionate support.

We seek to reflect the diverse array of communities that exist all over the U.S. To this end, we have doubled-down on our efforts to reach teachers living or working in BIPOC communities and/or serving those with diverse abilities. We encourage prospective Board members who can faithfully represent these communities to consider joining the Board.

Interested in becoming a Board Member? Fill out the nomination form to get started.

Board Officers

Jennifer Dorsey, M.Ed., President
Founding Director, A World of Friends, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Katie Rooney, Secretary
Early Childhood Education Director, Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD

Andrew Post, Treasurer
Playscapes by Post, Annapolis, MD

Board Members

Amy Beam
Nature Educator, Beyond the Walls at Metro Montessori Schools, Washington, D.C. and Maryland

Nickie Haines
Director of Children’s Treehouse at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

Sue Penix

Infant & Toddler Specialist Capacity Building Coordinator and Facilitator of STEAM in a Backpack
Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center at the Family Tree, Baltimore, MD

Want to learn more about the roots of our association? Visit the Founding Members page to learn more.

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