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Humane educator Karen Patterson with a dog and childrenHumane educator Karen Patterson with a dog and children

I Am a Humane Educator: Karen Patterson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 1, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. graduate Karen Patterson works as the director of humane education for the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she built their humane education program from scratch. Karen spent 10… More

Kelle Kersten on her bikeKelle Kersten on her bike

I Am a Humane Educator: Kelle Kersten

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Kelle Kersten has more than 20 years experience as an organic farmer/gardener. Currently Kelle lives and gardens veganically with her husband at their vegan homestead, Ahimsa Village, in the mountains of central… More

Caroline Crane and her dog CooperCaroline Crane and her dog Cooper

I Am a Humane Educator: Caroline Crane

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 14, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. graduate Caroline Crane grew up near Detroit, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree and became certified to teach elementary education. She then worked for several years as a vet tech for the Humane… More

Betsy MessengerBetsy Messenger

I Am a Humane Educator: Betsy Farrell-Messenger

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Betsy Farrell-Messenger, IHE certificate graduate, sees the possibilities for the growth of kindness and responsibility. She has been teaching for 21 years. Her focus is the natural sciences, with an emphasis on environmental issues and… More

Rosana NgRosana Ng

I Am a Humane Educator: Rosana Ng

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on October 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. student Rosana Ng was born and raised in Hong Kong and lived for several years in Toronto, Canada. She spent many years in the clothing business, traveling extensively. For her, life was about… More

Cassandra ScheffmannCassandra Scheffmann

I Am a Humane Educator: Cassandra Scheffman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on September 24, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. graduate Cassandra Scheffman was raised with a love of animals and the natural world. She has worked in the environmental nonprofit sector, taught high school and as an environmental educator, and now works… More

Photo of Liat, Ivy, and Mandy at humane education summer campPhoto of Liat, Ivy, and Mandy at humane education summer camp

I Am a Humane Educator: Ivy, Mandy, and Liat

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on September 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  Last year Ivy and Liat, students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, connected with Mandy Schmidt, an IHE M.Ed. student, to develop a humane education summer camp for students in Hefei, China. Ivy (Chang)… More

Glenn KendallGlenn Kendall

I Am a Humane Educator: Glenn Kendall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Glenn Kendall is a National Park Service retiree. He has also had a long career working with youth. He was a founding board member of the Unity Charter School, which had the… More

Kit Jagoda with her dog CiscoKit Jagoda with her dog Cisco

I Am a Humane Educator: Kit Jagoda

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 2, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. student Kit Jagoda has been a public school art teacher for more than 28 years. She and her husband also co-founded River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary, which is in Spokane, Washington. And, as a… More

Felice Clyne-DavisFelice Clyne-Davis

I Am a Humane Educator: Felice Clyne-Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Felice Clyne-Davis, a fifth grade gifted and talented teacher in New York City, has been a public school teacher for 24 years. Felice regularly infuses humane education into her teaching. She says: “I am proud… More