2015 Master Teachers: Faith Bradberry
Hunt ISD, Hunt Texas
"My name is Faith Bradberry, and I am very excited to be a part of the GPM Master Teacher cohort this year. I currently teach Elementary and Middle School Technology at the Hunt School, a small rural school in the Texas Hill Country. Our school is known for its history, natural landscape, outdoor learning program, community involvement, and innovative technology tools. The town and the school sit on the banks of the Guadalupe River, intrinsically linking our citizens to nature on a daily basis. I have been so fortunate to be involved in several different environmental learning experiences while at the Hunt School. Cooperation between the Hunt Garden Club and the Hunt School has led to the offering of a two year “Junior Master Gardener Certification” program for all 4th and 5th grade students in our district. We have also received the Texas Water Development Board’s “Texas Rain Catcher Award” for the development and establishment of our rainwater harvesting system. Our community has pulled together to establish and maintain a campus wild-scape, and recently became an official Monarch Butterfly Way-station. These experiences and more make our school a great match for the GPM program. My students are enthusiastic and eager to learn more and do more. My goal is to take these prior experiences and incorporate a more global perspective of weather and climate to deepen their understanding of the Earth as a complex interconnected system.
I look forward to building relationships with other like-minded teachers, learning more about the science of climate study and climate change, and having hands on opportunities to transfer that knowledge to my students and my community.
When not teaching, I enjoy reading, music, cooking, gardening, swimming, camping, and kayaking with my husband and two awesome teenagers."