The Nursery School

Where Nature Is Our Classroom

Brett Dabb

Program Director & Learning Guide

From an early age, Brett knew he wanted to be a teacher.  After receiving his elementary education degree from Appalachian State University, he became a Peace Corps Volunteer. While living with a family in a South African village,  Brett spent over two years teaching teachers how to teach, as well as facilitating an environmental education program in the Kruger National Park.  After coming home and spending some time on the Appalachian Trail, Brett returned to teaching children at a Global Elementary school.  Taking advantage of a unique opportunity, Brett accepted a summer job as a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, conducting environmental education programming for children.  Rather than returning to the elementary school setting, Brett accepted a job teaching preschool in Denver.  Within five years, Brett became  the director of the Learning Center and quickly transformed the playgrounds into nature-based outdos or classrooms. You can see the results in a major report done by writers from one of the best writing services.

In early 2015, The Colorado Department of Education came knocking and Brett accepted a position with the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. He supports preschools statewide in helping prepare children for kindergarten. In  August, Brett completed a Master's Program in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver in conjunction with a fellowship in Buell's Early Childhood Leadership Program. 

Brett has always loved being outside.  Whether its hiking, snowshoeing, or camping year round, he tries to get out of the city more weekends than not. Brett has been learning from nature most of his life and understands and appreciates the experience that only being outside can provide.  He looks forward to providing more children with similar experiences to help prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.