Joins Baylor Summer Programs Environmental Educator to Enrich School's Day Camp OfferingsCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Mary Beth Sutton will bring a rich background as a classroom teacher and an environmental educator to her new role as Day Camp Director of Baylor School's Summer Programs.
"My goal is for the kids to have fun," Ms. Sutton
says, "and in the process, they might learn something -- and not even know they're learning."That will include an array of new programs which will include nature activities."We're going to have an environmental ethic, and our children will learn to be environmental stewards," she
says."It's not going to be a nature camp, but I'll certainly bring some of my background of environmental responsiblity to our camp, especially considering Baylor
is situated on such a beautiful piece of land next to the River Gorge, Williams Island, and different aquatic and terrestrial habitats."
A native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Ms. Sutton
graduated with Highest Honors with a B.S. in environmental studies/biology as a William E. Brock Scholar at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
.She went on to earn her Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), with an emphasis in environmental chemistry and biology, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Her professional experience includes classroom experience as a science teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences and Girls Preparatory School and as an adjunct professor in environmental science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Technical Community College.She served as executive director of the Chattanooga Nature Center for six years, where her duties included overseeing the summer nature camp.She has also served as an environmental and educational consultant.Ms. Sutton
husband, Mike, reside on Signal Mountain with their two children, Matthew, age 10, who will be a sixth grader at Baylor
in the fall, and Katie, age 7.