Middle School Faculty
Nora Jacobs grew up in sunny Eastern Washington before heading out to attend the University of
Montana and earn a degree in resource conservation. In college, she was lucky enough to spend her
summers leading kayaking trips for young people in the San Juan Islands. It was during these trips that
Nora began to really notice and appreciate the quality of learning that can occur when a student is fully
immersed and connected to the subject matter.
Since those initial experiences, she endeavors to make her teaching as relevant and interesting as the lessons learned on those kayaking trips. She has continued to lead outdoor trips, both locally and abroad, earned a teaching certificate, and taught science and math at Waldorf and Expeditionary Learning schools.
In her free time, Nora enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and mountain biking with her wild dog, Agnes, who follows behind and knows to stay close but not too close.