MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST

Annelorre Robertson

Annelorre Robertson is the director of Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum, as well as the lead children’s art and history educator at the Museum of the Southwest.  She studied Art History, Texas History, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry, Drawing and Ceramics at 3 different universities- McMurry University, Abilene Christian University and the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where she earned her BFA in Studio Arts. Annelorre has over 20 years of experience in art and history education in museums and universities.  Beyond being the director of the Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum, she serves as the Secretary for the Midland Downtown Farmers Market Board of Directors, volunteers at Recording Library of West Texas and many other local nonprofit organizations.  She also owns her own ceramics studio, Artisan’s Artifacts, where she focuses on creating functional Pottery.  When she is not working with the Midland community, Annelorre enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband of 23 years and their four Blue Heelers.

 

Melissa Rowland


Melissa Rowland has over 10 years experience in visual art education in grades K-12.  She holds a Bachelors of Art and Master of the Arts in Teaching from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.  Mrs. Rowland obtained Principal Certification from Texas Woman's University and completed doctoral work in Art Education at the University of North Texas.  Her dissertation is titled Teaching Art Educators to Engage in Action Research to Address Teacher-Identified Issues in the Classroom. Mrs. Rowland has a love and passion for art and education that comes across in her work with learners of all ages.

 

SIBLEY NATURE CENTER

Jeremy B. Clothier
Education Program Coordinator 
Sibley Nature Center
Midland, Texas

Jeremy B. Clothier is the Education Program Coordinator at Sibley Nature Center. A native of Tennessee, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tennessee Tech University. For the next few years he pursued his love of education in the outdoors through multiple internships. He presented and developed environmental education programming in National Wildlife Refuges, bird observatories, private nature centers, and non-profits. His desire to become a better educator brought him to Oregon where he earned his Master of Science in Environmental Education and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management. Shortly after graduation he accepted the Coordinator position at Sibley Nature Center, and has loved every minute of it. He is fascinated by the subtle beauty of West Texas, and is excited to bring his experience and passion for the outdoors to the programs at Sibley Nature Center.

 

Sarah Clothier

 

Sarah is a Program Associate at Sibley Nature Center. Having long held a love for nature she completed her degree in Wildlife Management in 2012 from University of Wyoming. She discovered the joys of teaching while interning at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. She used live birds to share her love of nature with other people. Since then, she held an intern position at “Ding” Darling NWR and completed her M.S. in Environmental Education at Southern Oregon University. Sarah oversees the Youth and Family Garden at Sibley Nature Center and assists with Sibley’s Education Programs.

 

WTHS CO-OP MEMBER FACILITATORS

 

Kristin Atkinson

Hello!  I am an unschooly mom of 6 kids who believes strongly that kids learn best when they are engaged in their own learning.  We have been homeschooling for the past 6 years, and can not think of any other lifestyle for our family.

Kristina Daigle

I enjoy learning alongside my children. I’m learning to take their interests and run with it. My children inspire me to live, learn, and grow. My daughter, who has a high interest in sewing, led me to create the class, Stitch by Stitch. I figured, as long as we are learning to sew, why not bring you along on this journey. I minored in Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I have taught pervious entrepreneurial related classes. Young people are so creative when it comes to business because they’re not afraid to take risks, so I offer this class to guide them in building a business.

 

Janine Deckard

Janine is a home school graduate who now home schools a 10th grader, 6th grader and Kindergartner. She's been in Toastmasters since 2008 and is a two-time speech contest winner. Janine served as Area Director and is currently holding the office of Vice President of Public Relations. She's currently writing a book and plans to do speaking engagements once it's published. She's excited to share her love of Toastmasters with the next generation.

 
 

Holly Franks

I graduated Cum Laude in Leadership/Sociology from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I was in the Non-Profit sector as the Area Director of Special Olympics Texas and the Client Services Director at The Crisis Center. Currently, I am completing my certification as a Functional Holistic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NTP and certification as a Primal Ketogenic educator. I will be certified in Functional Evaluation and Lingual Neuro Testing, and Energy Testing. I have been a MOM with children at home for 33 years!

 

Molly Frieri

Hi! I'm Molly!  I have 4 kids, and we’ve been homeschooling for 2.5 years. I attended Louisiana State University, where I studied Music. Before I decided to stay home with my kids, I worked in the restaurant industry, retail customer service and sales. I currently own my own photography business, www.luckyhorseshoephotgraphy.com. My interests include having fun, chasing kids, spending time outdoors, Barre3, reading.....I could go on and on!! 

 

Heddy Herron​

Heddy Herron is a mom of 4 girls who has been homeschooling for one year. She was born and raised in West Texas and majored in Fashion Design at Texas Tech. This led her to Los Angeles where she fulfilled her lifelong dream of working as a wardrobe stylist in the film industry. After returning home to West Texas to start a family, she returned to college to continue degrees in Psychology and Biology, which led to her career in Integrative Health. She enjoys anything involving science, health, or the arts and loves sharing her passion for learning with her children and others! 

 

Bridgette Hunt

I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Theatre, specializing in acting and directing. I have a husband and three kids. I greatly enjoy reading, eating, and laughing, in no particular order.

Brenna Kidd

 

Brenna is mom to two girls, aged 5 and 3, and a colorful flock of parrots.  She manages the accounting and administrative side of an agricultural aviation business that she owns with her husband.  As a teen she worked in a day care after school and during the summers which provided some hands-on experience and a fondness for the little learners.  She loves travelling to foreign countries, exploring museums, zoos, state parks, and rarely turns down a road trip or an adventure to see something new and exciting.  Her hobbies include a passion for goldsmithing, as well as sewing, archery, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.

 

Stephanie Shreffler

Stephanie Shreffler grew up with a love of music, playing piano and clarinet since childhood. She majored in music education, teaching band to K-12 grades for one year. After playing and singing in the 4th Infantry Division Band at Fort Hood for four years, her Master of Ethnomusicology led her to live with and study the Miskitu Indians of Honduras. Although she loves music as an art and as a personal indulgence, Stephanie finds the true value of music to be an expression of culture and self. Music can be studied to learn about culture, and music can be used to express one's own culture and individuality.

 
 

Jenny Smith

I am a homeschooling mom of two. I was previously a 3rd grade math and science teacher and I love all things numbers, experiments and reading anything and everything!!

 

Lisa Tankersley

 

I am a proud mom with a background in community outreach and crisis management. I have worked in conjunction with various religious, state and federal officials to help educate and bring awareness in the areas of mental health and addiction.

CONTACT US

Open Skies Learning Community

P.O. Box 53724

Midland, TX 79710

 

 

Libby Landry, Director

libby.landry@openskieslearning.com

 

 

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