Videos & Stories

What is it like to be an IslandWood graduate student? Where could our program take you? Learn about the journey and the possibilities in these featured stories of our current students and alumni.


Student Stories see all


Alison Martin
Alison Martin’s father built a cabin in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in a small town called Nevada City, CA. He added on to it when he married and then again when his only child was born.
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Tom Stonehocker
Tom Stonehocker is a self-described “tree nerd.” Blame his hometown of Carnation, WA. Its wild places enchanted him, and “the bounty” of his backyard taught him to recognize plant species from the age of five.
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Jenny Whaley
After six years of teaching elementary school in Durham, NC, Jenny Whaley can tell when a lesson is going well.
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Alumni Stories see all

Kacey Lebby
Kacy Lebby
Kacy teaches 3rd grade in Seattle Public Schools at TOPS K-8.
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Katie Trelstad
Katie Trelstad
Katie is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Cornish College of the Arts and volunteers for a nonprofit organization called Eureka Institute. She is also raising two children, Rowan and Rosie.
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Kelvin Washington
Kelvin Washington
Kelvin Washington, class of 2014, was the first Black man to attend IslandWood’s program in Education for Environment and Community (EEC).
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What impact will you make during your teaching practicum? How will our program help you become an educational leader? Watch to find out.