Meet Our Educators

The Education staff at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Top Staff. Top Quality.

CBF educators are some of the best in their field. They have first-rate experience working at the largest environmental education program in North America. Meet them and see for yourself why they are leaders in the industry.

Tiffany Granberg, CBF educator for Maryland.
Ken Slayzk
VA Educators
Paige Sanford
Island Educators
Cindy Duncan
Student Leadership & Teacher Training
Tom Ackerman
Operations &


The focus of environmental education at CBF is to instill in all participants a sense of responsibility, ownership, and stewardship toward the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and all of the watershed's inhabitants.  CBF's education programs educate teachers and students through a learning pathway of interrelated components, including one and multi-day field experiences, student leadership and action, and the teacher training program, Chesapeake Classrooms.


Professional and personal development is essential to the success of the education department. Leading safe field experiences is paramount. We require over 25 days of training and safety certifications annually. We believe that keeping staff challenged and engaged will not only make us more well-rounded individuals but also better prepare us to teach, train, and work with students, teachers and the public and ultimately, Save the Bay™.


Certification requirements for CBF field educators and captains:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR (Infant, Child, Adult)
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • American Canoe Association: Basic River Rescue and Moving Water
  • Boater Safety
  • Captains only: Maintaining a USCG captain's license and FCC license
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