Lindsey Halman, Essex Middle School

posted Mar 4, 2016, 5:46 PM by Don Taylor   [ updated Mar 4, 2016, 5:50 PM ]
Lindsey is originally from Rockville, MD, but has called Vermont home for the past fourteen years.  She has taught middle school in Vermont for the past fourteen years and is currently teaching at Essex Middle School where she is a co-founder of The Edge Academy team.  The Edge Academy integrates education for sustainability, as well as the arts,  into all aspects of the team and curriculum.  

On Lindsey’s team, there is a strong focus on student voice, project-based learning, and curriculum/technology integration.  She is passionate about building strong relationships with students, helping them feel empowered to make change, and creating a socially just climate and culture for all students.  She started, and co-facilitates, a student-led Peer Leadership program, a restorative justice circle process, as well as a GSTA (Gay-Straight-Trans-Alliance) at Essex Middle School.  

Lindsey holds her National Board Certification as a middle level generalist and is a strong advocate for middle level practices and education throughout the state. She is currently a past-president and board member of VAMLE (Vermont Association for Middle Level Education) and a member of the Middle Grades Professional Development Collaborative.  Lindsey lives in South Burlington, VT with her husband, Josh, preschool daughter, Aila, and their loving yellow lab, Luna.  In her spare time she can be found spending time with her family, taking ballet classes and performing with The Farm to Ballet Project, reading, and loving the outdoor activities that every season brings to VT.

Check out Lindsey's PLP Pathways blog on negotiating the curriculum.