Dr. Sharon Jaye, SFP, D.Ed.
Executive Director
Based in Washington, DC

Before the Alliance, I was the sustainability director for the New York City school system. Before that, I worked in facilities and project management at a private school, private college, and public university. When Agnes Scott College became a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, I was put on my current path of integrating sustainable facility management with youth engagement as a way of making our schools a better place for our children.

I love what I do because I get to develop tools to make it easier for schools and students to understand sustainability and how they can make a difference. As a former Girl Scout and Gold Award Recipient, I’m passionate about developing systems to empower our youth to take charge!

Margaret (Peg) WatsonMargaret Howard Watson
President and Founder
Based in New York, NY

Before the Alliance, I was preparing for the Green Schools Alliance without realizing it. Trained as an architect, after participating in the 1993 Greening of the White House initiative of the Clinton Administration, I founded Global Environmental Options (GEO) to address sustainable building solutions. Highlights included: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Denali National Park Charrettes, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi Flood Plains, U.S.-Japan Charrette for post-earthquake Kobe, and a sustainable design and development workshop of more than 200 schools in China’s Sichuan Province following their devastating 8.0 earthquake.

I love what I do because I believe that GSA is making a difference to preserve and protect our shared future. I believe that schools are hubs of communities worldwide that can transform education, policy, markets and behaviour.

Scarlet Current
Director of Development & Communications
Based near Chicago, IL 

Before the Alliance, I spent 20 years in communications, community outreach and engagement; project and program management; and building corporate business development teams and profit centers. I also developed and produced sustainable events that have educated nearly 2 million people, and created the communities to support them. Among them: Sustainival, an event highlighting energy literacy, ecology, and clean-technology education; and the Green Apple Music and Arts Festival, America’s largest Earth Day celebration.

I love what I do because I’m passionate about developing meaningful communities, crafting compelling content and creating fruitful relationships that connect and support environmental champions.

Heidi Britt
Development Manager
Based in Modesto, CA

Before the Alliance,  I served as a university grants specialist, instructor and researcher, serving educators and students by developing funding proposals, guiding program development activities and connecting community-school project partners whose passion, expertise and activities dovetailed one another. I have also worked as a news journalist reporting on environment and sustainability topics. I currently serve on the board of a California benefit corporation dedicated to educating citizens on maintaining the health of our heritage and urban forests.

I love what I do because I am passionate about finding ways for people to connect to leverage their individual efforts toward achieving a greater good. I believe that by strategic effort and working collaboratively we can improve our communities and ultimately improve our world.

Gretchen Gigley
District Partnership Manager
Based in Atlanta, GA

Before the Alliance, I worked in the private and nonprofit sectors in a variety of capacities as an educator, landscape architect/urban planner, and environmentalist.  Most recently, I served as Director of Education at The Clean Air Campaign where I led the OnAir Schools program expansion, building more than 35 long-term strategic partnerships with nonprofits, foundations, businesses and government agencies.

I love what I do because I believe that strong, authentic strategic partnerships are crucial to effectively advance the environmental and education movements and support communities.  This position allows me to find common goals between organizations to build sustainable partnerships, expand our audience, avoid duplication of efforts, and connect communities.

Tara Perry
Student Engagement Development Manager
Based in Exeter, NH

Before the Alliance, I was the Founder and CEO of Epicus, working over the last decade alongside Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom to build a global, action oriented and purpose driven wildlife, wilderness and environmental educational program. Before that, I worked in toy and consumer products marketing, education and family focused entertainment and technology. I created intellectual properties, TV programs, live shows and marketing campaigns designed to creatively connect with students with the end goal of triggering a natural and organic love of lifelong learning.   

I love what I do because it is so much fun and deeply emotional and satisfying to witness the magic of a natural and game changing connection being established between people and our natural world. That moment when we look into the eyes of another person or animal and organically realize that we are all equally vital to the health and welfare of our planet.

Katy PerryKaty Perry
Student Engagement Program Manager
Based in Hartford, CT

Before the Alliance, I enjoyed working with middle and high school students as a classroom science and math teacher, soccer and crew coach, and environmental club and Science Olympiad advisor. I was introduced to the world of sustainability as the school Recycling Coordinator which evolved into a newly created position of Sustainability Coordinator. Before working as an educator in schools, I was the Program Director for a children’s science center. My academic training was in Psychology with a research focus in Psychophysics and Psychobiology.

I love what I do because I create innovative solutions to seemingly overwhelming problems. By providing inclusive programs that inspire and empower students all over the world to work for change in their schools and communities, I see evidence every day of individuals working together for a more just, equitable and healthy world.

Arlae CastellanosArlae Castellanos
Sustainability Tracking Program Manager 
Based in New York, NY

Before the Alliance, I worked at an international high school in downtown Manhattan where I ran and developed the “Green Track” program; an initiative geared to teach youth about sustainability through course work, social action, and career exploration. Before that, I lived and worked in Africa developing educational permaculture gardens and teaching entrepreneurship.

I love what I do because I believe in equipping the next generation of leaders with the critical thinking skills necessary to handle the complexities of the world beyond the classroom. By demonstrating the value of personal observations intermingled with the ability to interpret scientific data, individuals will be better suited to comprehend the relationship between actions and outcomes in environmental systems.

Michelle Long
Web & Graphic Designer
Based in Washington, DC

Before the Alliance, I worked as a graphic designer for the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, providing advertising for their programs and 70+ event season. I am an award-winning designer with over 18 years of experience developing impactful designs for website collateral and all manner of print publications. I made the switch to the Alliance in January 2016 so I could help them reach their goals and make them look good while doing it.

I love what I do because I can use my artistic talents to create awareness of conservation issues and, in turn, try to change the world. If I can spark someone’s curiosity through my designs, and they learn something, then it is a job well done.

Natalia Chung
Online Communications & Community Coordinator
Based near Harrisburg, PA

Before the Alliance, I traveled internationally to spread the word about sustainability and environmental conservation. Most notably, I worked with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as their social media coordinator and American brand ambassador in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games. Their mission was to generate awareness for their sustainability initiatives and Japan's continuous efforts to transform into a Hydrogen Society.

I love what I do because I believe that positive change can only be generated through community effort and educational initiatives. I want to be the spark that ignites the drive for change in others.

Veronique PittmanVeronique Choa Pittman
Communications Support
Based in New York, NY

Before the Alliance, I worked as a web designer, wrote a “go-green” bi-weekly newsletter for my children’s school in New York City and served on 3 non-profit and 1 for-profit boards. My concern for biodiversity loss and a warming planet prompted me find an organization that could benefit from determination to inform the greatest number and grow the green schools movement.

I love what I do because I get to work with bright, self-motivated staff and students worldwide while also working on grassroots sustainability projects in my own community.  I feel I am using my diverse skill-sets in a constructive way that is helping safeguard future generations.


Are you passionate about creating a world where all of our schools are healthy and sustainable?
Do you believe that any individual has the power to change the world?
How does spending every day working with smart, motivated co-workers who care about the future sound?

At the Green Schools Alliance, we love our jobs, our mission, and what we can do together.

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Hannah Haynes, editor
Jackie Nutter, editor
Tyler Stotland
Florence Kane
Jamie Grayson
Emily Kuhn
Harjap Singh
Max Wix
Isabel Devito

Sustainability Tracking
Tsering Choden
Liam DelMain
Diki Dolma
Mike Ge
Taylor Grove
Angeli Mittal
Amelia Pollard