Adventure Education

Student Outside

Adventure Education is an opportunity for Middle School students to learn to safely explore and enjoy our natural world. The school's 550-acre campus is the setting for activities that include hiking, games, construction projects, map reading, orienteering, farming, and more. Students use their imaginations and hone their sense of adventure as we work on team building, communication conflict resolution, and problem solving skills. As the students progress through Middle School, they move from exploratory activities to more advanced wilderness and farming skills.

Courses

Outdoor Education Faculty

Michael Short

Michael Short

Titles: Humanities Department Chair, Outdoor Education Coordinator, Humanities 6, Adventure Education, Outdoor Adventure, Mountain Biking, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), 6th Grade Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.A. English and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Ed. English Language Arts, Wake Forest University
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1019
Doug Burns

Doug Burns

Titles: Cissy Patterson Chair in Mathematics, Game Administrator, Outdoor Adventure, House Parent (Watts), Honor Council
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
M.A., University of Denver
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Marion Knoll

Marion Knoll

Titles: Science, IDE8, Swimming (Head), 8th Grade Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.Ed., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Jake Miller

Jake Miller

Titles: Biology, Adventure Education, Farm Educator, Environmental Science, House Parent (Woods)
Degrees: B.S., Colorado State University
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School: 931.598.1005
Marcus Murphy

Marcus Murphy

Titles: International Student Coordinator, Chinese, House Parent (Watts), Outdoor Adventure, Varsity Boys' Soccer
Degrees: B.S., Natural Resources, The University of the South
M.A., Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language, Qingdao University
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Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Titles: Athletic Trainer, House Parent (Colmore), Adventure Education
Degrees: B.A., Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3328
Stephen Thomas

Stephen Thomas

Titles: Spanish, Golf (Head), Outdoor Adventure
Degrees: B.A., Foreign Languages (Spanish), University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.A., Foreign Language (Spanish), Bowling Green State University
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John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Titles: English, Football, Swimming, Varsity Boys' Soccer, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Interdisciplinary Studies
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
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