My name is Paige Doughty. I am the new Community Adventure Program instructor for New Vista. I am thrilled to work with high school students and can’t wait to get started.
A little about me…
I am a writer, an artist, and an environmental educator. I am always looking for ways to blend my creative passions with my deep commitment to education towards a sustainable culture.
As a high school student I attended an amazing place called the School of Environmental Studies (SES). It changed my life. The school and teachers there opened my eyes to the magic of the natural world, and helped me understand what learning is all about.
I first came to Boulder in 1998 to attend CU. I studied English Literature and French Language, and fell in love with the Rocky Mountains.
After completing my undergraduate degrees I moved to Sydney, Australia where I got a Graduate Diploma in Education. I taught high school and middle school English, French, and Speech and Communication at the American International School of Sydney (AIS).
It was a great adventure to live in Australia but what teaching truly taught me was something I already knew (funny how that works isn’t it?). Through teaching I re-discovered and decided to act on one of my passions in life: making the earth a healthier happier place for all beings, and working with high school aged students to do so.
With this in mind I returned to school to work towards my Master’s degree in Environmental Education with Lesley University and the Audubon Expedition Institute. This field-based graduate program took me on quite a journey! Since 2005 I called a tent my home for three semesters, worked at Living On Earth as an environmental journalist, acted as the Program Coordinator for The Green Streets Initiative, a grassroots organization, was a teacher / naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and moved from the east coast back to the Rocky Mountains I love.
I look forward to this next journey of working with CAP!