Sarah Thacher

I have spent most of my life in California, on the boundary of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates. After graduating from New York University with my B.A. in Environmental Studies, I returned to the West Coast and worked outdoors as a vegetable farmer, outdoor educator, and scientist. I then went on to earn a Master’s in Natural Science Education and Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, with a year in residence at Teton Science Schools focused on place-based education.

I am inspired to use community and environment to connect and empower students to lean into their own learning and better lead into the complex problems of today. My teaching philosophy encourages students to follow their curiosities, seek new perspectives, and practice a growth mindset. I am looking forward to continuing this work with TMS while coordinating experiential learning opportunities for all TMS students, leading sustainability initiatives on campus, growing our garden, and much more!

Outside of school, you’ll find me... Outside! I love trail running, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, yoga, and anything with adventure, movement, and ecological observation.

Sarah Thacher

Experiential Learning and Events Coordinator