Welcome to the 2022 Advancing EE Conference!
Power of Connection: Growing the EEcosystem

We are so excited to welcome you to the Virtual Advancing Environmental Education Conference! We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities to explore research, elevate practices and spark collaborations at the conference!

*Please note - Sessions, presenters and scheduled times may be subject to change.

Please contact Brianna Shriner, CAEE Program and Event Coordinator at info@caee.org with any additional questions. 
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Jess Cleeves

Learning Humans
Salt Lake City, UT
Jess Cleeves is an educator obsessed with relationships. Because she's worried about the relationship many educators are forced to have with their practices, she wrote "Planning to Stay: Burnout, Demoralization, Exploitation, and How to Reclaim Your Classroom and Your Life, Anyway..."

Before becoming a classroom teacher, Jess worked with learners in informal contexts such as after-school programs for first through third graders and outdoor programming for adjudicated students. After earning her MAT in secondary science education at Stanford's Teacher Prep program (STEP), Jess taught in impacted and marginalized communities in California, Colorado, and Utah, supporting all ages and stages of students from middle school through experienced in-service educators. Jess earned a second Master's of Social Work at the University of Utah while she served as the Associate Director for Equitable Instruction and Clinical Support at the Center for Science and Mathematics Education.
In her current work, Jess helps individuals, couples, organizations, and communities to heal, liberate, and connect. Combining her original training as a conservation biologist, her 20-year career as an educator, and her commitment to critical social work, Jess facilitates couples' therapy, psychoeducation workshops, professional coaching, training for schools and organizations, and community organizing.