Andra Yeghoian

Andra Yeghoian (she/hers) is the environmental literacy coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education. Andra has over 15 years of experience in education across public and private school systems, nationally and internationally, and has served in a variety of roles. Most recently, Andra’s work has focused on implementing visionary leadership for whole school, district- and county-wide environmental literacy efforts that take place across all facets of an institution: campus and operations, curriculum and instruction, community engagement, and organizational culture.

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The IPCC Report Offers Educational Leaders the Opportunity to Lead Our Most Important Teachable Moment

As students return to school this fall, educators are tasked with balancing young people’s education with a staggering set of urgent situations that call us to act. An important starting point is for education leaders to understand the significance of the most recent findings of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. In this article, Andra Yeghoian, environmental literacy coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education, outlines the significance of the IPCC report and offers a blueprint for educators to use this crucial moment in history to foster climate-conscious youth.