Anne Burnett

Associate Head of School
 

303-440-7520 ext. 104
anne.burnett@watershedschool.org

Anne Burnett is a fourth generation Colorado native who has spent most of her personal and professional life exploring and experiencing the natural world experientially. For the past 23 years, Anne has lived and worked all over the world as a field science educator and program director; science and humanities expedition-based teacher, academic dean, and school designer; Outward Bound instructor, course director, and national board advisor; and professional adventure and science journalist. She has worked with the Smithsonian National Institutes, National Geographic Society, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and California Academy of Sciences among other organizations as an education and nonprofit leader and collaborator.

 Anne is the recipient of the 2009 National Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award, and she has been an honored Guest Lecturer for the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. She has Bachelor’s degrees in geology and environmental studies from Oberlin College and a Master’s degree in Journalism with emphases in science and environmental writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also a licensed and credentialed secondary science teacher.

 Anne loves long, dirty, sloggy adventures, from through-hiking the Annapurna Circuit to paddling the Yukon to open water swimming the E-W Boundary Waters route along the US/Canada border. As she gets older and manages her laundry list of well-earned injuries, she finds she still loves expeditions inclusive of teahouses and urban layover stays with wonderful people the world over.