Mike Blouin, M.S.

Mike Blouin has been an educator for the past 15 years.  He has taught middle school science in Boston, field science in Yosemite National Park, and college courses at the University of Vermont.

Mike is currently a faculty member at the UVM, primarily in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.  There he leads courses on the natural and cultural history of Vermont and on the intersection of environment and social justice.  He also teaches and mentors graduate students in the Secondary Education Department as they seek their Vermont teaching licensure. 

Mike’s mission as a teacher (and learner) centers on building, questioning, and reframing our relationships with one another and with the natural world. 

Mike teaches the Place-based Science for Educators course and co-teaches the Teaching Moves for Early Career Educators course.

Jensen Welch, EdD.

Jensen Welch is a veteran high school mathematics teacher with 20 years of classroom experience.  

She is currently the High School Teaching and Learning Coach at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, VT where she has collaborated on the shift to proficiency-based personalized learning, including proficiency-based graduation and personalized learning plans for all students. 

Jensen has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership through Southern New Hampshire University. She believes every student can and wants to learn.

Jensen co-teaches the Teaching Moves for Early Career Educators course.