Berkeley Unified School District

Ellen McClure

Ellen McClure is the climate literacy teacher on special assignment at Berkeley Unified School District. She leads the Climate Literacy Working Group for the district, working with K–12 staff to advance project-based climate change and environmental justice learning opportunities for students in the district, based on BUSD’s Climate Literacy Resolution. A founding member of the working group, she is passionate about creating interdisciplinary curriculum to teach about climate and the environment. Before taking on this role, she spent over a decade as a middle school garden teacher where she developed a CTE elective class combining gardening, cooking and entrepreneurship. She holds a Career Technical Education credential in Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Health Sciences. When she’s not working you can find her gardening, hiking, or riding her bike.

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