Bethanie Gilbert


B.A. M.A., History and English High California school credential


B.A. Cornell University
M.A Columbia University Teachers College
CA Credential Dominican University


50 years of teaching in every conceivable context from a traditional classroom to designing and teaching in a "break the mode" high school, to wilderness settings, from Harlem to Oakland to Marin.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Professional wilderness guide, principle dancer Masker Dance of West Java (traditional ceremonies) in West Java and the United States, led 1300 mile bike trip during school academic year with ten students, led high school class to Costa Rica to participate in ecologically sustainable agriculture projects
  • Lived on Alan Watt's old ferryboat in Sausalito
  • Sat in the Senate press gallery during the 1965 Civil Rights debates as a reporter for the Cornell Daily Sun