Tom Ackerman

Director of Teacher Training and Student Leadership

Tom AckermanTenure at CBF: 2004-present

Education: George Washington University, BA Biology and BS Environmental Science; George Washington University, MEd

Tom has been a member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and has been active in Bay restoration efforts, personally and professionally, since his own days in high school. Currently, he shares his experience and enthusiasm for watershed education and environmental stewardship with other teachers as the director of Chesapeake Classrooms—CBF’s teacher professional development program—and with students through CBF's growing student leadership programs.

Prior Experience:

  • Teacher-Edgewood Middle School and Joppatowne High School, 1997-2004
  • Teacher/Member of JHU's Center for Technology in Education
  • Former participant in CBF student field programs, teacher training, and restoration projects
  • Improvisational Comedian (various)

Favorite Quote: "If children do not dip their toes in the waters of unsupervised social activity, they likely will never be able to swim in the sea of civic responsibility." ~Lowell Monke

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