Terry Connell

LoSU Founder, Head of School


LoSU Founder Terry Connell

Terry Connell has a varied background that includes education in marine science, communication design, architecture, art, photography, education and multimedia development. Over the past 20 years she has focused her experience on developing marketing materials, education outreach, distance learning applications, and alternative learning methods as well as teaching. Her career in developing educational products, lessons plans and curricula spans several large government organizations including the State Department, NASA, Navy Medicine and NOAA and large not-for-profit organizations such as the American Chemistry Society.

Terry has years of experience teaching youth in natural settings, leading field trips, running summer camps and offering workshops. In addition, she fosters a life-long love of the outdoors and experience leading children and adults on many outdoor adventures – hiking, backpacking, kayaking, biking and horseback riding. With a strong love for science, oceans and farming, Terry has always used these opportunities to share information about and foster stewardship for our resources.

With LOCAL STEW U, Terry has combined this wealth of experience and leadership, to develop active and engaging learning programs in the form of this farm-based, high school. She has several goals with this program: to help youth learn in a more natural way that encourages life-long learners and productive citizens; to encourage growth in the agriculture and skills-based job sectors; and to help change the methodology of education.

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