Anne Farley Schoeffler has been teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science near Cleveland, Ohio since 2003 and focuses on problem-solving and investigation skills. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago and a much more recent Masters in Science Education from Montana State University. She has backpacked and canoed in the backcountry in Minnesota, Ontario, Montana, and Peru. She shares this passion for the outdoors with her students through outdoor education camp, outdoor classes, an on-campus ecosystem restoration project, and service learning (water quality testing and invasive species remediation). She is the facilitator for an extracurricular philanthropy education program and is also an 18-year Girl Scout volunteer. For fun she loves to hike, read, travel, and spend time with her family.