Katy Farber is a teacher, author, and blogger from Vermont. She has a master’s degree in teaching, with a specialization in science, grades seven through nine, from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She is currently in her 12th year teaching public school and before that worked as an environmental educator.
Katy’s first book, Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus, was released in July by Corwin Press. Her second book, Change the World with Service Learning: How to Organize, Lead and Assess Service Learning Projects, was released in December, 2010.
In the fall of 2009, Katy received an Earthwatch Educator fellowship to participate in a 10 day science research expedition to Louisiana to survey swamps and cypress forests for the effects of climate change and extreme weather. She had the opportunity to communicate with her students via blog posts and internet video, to engage them in real life science research and field based learning.
Katy is also the author of the popular green parenting blog, Non-Toxic Kids. She writes about how to keep children safe from chemicals and toxins, how to live a greener lifestyle, and covers current news stories about parenting. Katy Farber and Non-Toxic Kids have been featured in The Washington Post, , the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Toronto Star,Enviroblog, Terrain Magazine, the Huffington Post and on many green and educational blogs and websites. She has a growing following on both twitter and Facebook and regularly interacts with readers online.
Katy has appeared in numerous radio interviews about her books, and has written many articles for magazines and websites. Please visit the press page to learn more. Katy is available for interviews and pubic speaking engagements to talk about teacher sustainability, green living, environmental issues, blogging, and the need for chemical reform. She is available for writing projects and social media support for environmental, health, and feminist non-profits and green small businesses.
For more information about her books, or to schedule an interview or presentation, please contact Katy at farbud (at) comcast (dot) net.