SEA-DISC is taught by our two wonderful teachers:
Michael Clune teaches U.S. History, Government, Economics, and Work Place Learning. Hailing from Bellingham, Washington, he moved to California to study Anthropology and Forestry at UC Berkeley. His teaching career grew out of a desire to prepare our future leaders to connect with and improve the biosphere we call home for generations to come. Michael returned to the Pacific Northwest for a graduate program in teaching outdoor education on Bainbridge Island and studying curriculum/instruction at the University of Washington.
Having made his way back to California, marrying a Drake '07 grad, and raising two snuggly lab mixes, Michael is grateful and excited for the opportunity to learn alongside SEA-DISC students in this beautiful and vibrant community.
Sue Fox teaches environmental science to the juniors and AP environmental science to the seniors. As one of the original founders of the SEA-DISC academy, Fox has a huge passion for the environment and she passes this along to her students. Living on a sailboat, Fox has sailed to Mexico, Hawaii, and the Northern Pacific. She has one son.
"I chose to be a SEA-DISC teacher because I wanted to help make a difference in the world environmentally. I felt I'd have the chance to make the most impact through education. In any program in which teachers share students, teachers can bond more with the students, having a greater impact. The students also bond more, helping each other to succeed. SEA-DISC students can see the reality of the information they learn about in class and from books by going out into the field to do their studies. In regular classes, they don't see the connection as easily. Also, SEA-DISC students develop skills that will benefit them in college and their career by working in the field."