Jennifer Piccinini, Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher, Coral Academy of Science Charter School, Reno, Nevada
Jennifer Piccinini’s first introduction to environmental education in the fall of 2007 whetted her appetite for more. In 2009, she worked with Seeds of Change (producers of organically grown vegetable, flower, herb, and cover crop seeds) to start a school garden, and also helped initiate recycling and composting programs. She became a PLT facilitator and now regularly hosts PLT workshops at her own school, Coral Academy of Science Charter School, and neighboring schools. She was first an attendee and is now a planner and presenter for the PLT/Sierra Nevada Journeys’ annual LIFE conference, even getting her entire family involved. She is considered a dynamic and powerful communicator who possesses the gift of making intricate subjects understandable.
Jennifer was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2011.