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The times they are a changing

Meghan_EE of the Year

Today we say farewell to Meghan Womack, the ENC’s Education Coordinator.  After five amazing years at the ENC, she is moving to Issaquah, Washington to start a family and begin a new career at Discover Elementary. Alex Lane, the ENC’s Lead Naturalist, will be joining us full time as our Education Coordinator following Meghan’s departure.

Once in Washington, Meghan will be the sight manager for the before and after school programs at Discover Elementary.  Meghan’s family is also in Washington, and once settled in she plans to start a family of her own.  Her exciting transition is also bittersweet.

“My ENC family has been a huge part of my life. My coworkers are just wonderful people. I will miss them and the program so much, “ said Meghan, reflecting on her time here, “The program made me feel like I am making a difference.”

“Working at the ENC has made me a better teacher. I have grown so much as a person,” said Meghan. “I feel so comfortable with the transition because Alex is one of the most capable teachers I have ever seen.”

Alex Lane began working at the ENC in 2010 as a Summer Camp Teacher.  We hired him as a Part Time Naturalist as soon as we could, then he quickly rose to Lead Naturalist. Alex has a BFA in Creative Writing and he is currently completing his Master of Arts in Teaching with a multiple-subject credential as well as a single-subject credential in science at Chapman University. His passion for educating and sharing the outdoors with children and adults continues to grow.

“I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work with some of my favorite people, doing my favorite job, in one of my favorite places,” said Alex.  “I am eager to become a larger part of the process of education and coordination at the ENC!”

– Kayla Bernard, ENC Intern

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