Craig Lamm – 6th-8th Grade Occupations and Practical Life at The Valley School of Southern Oregon – Medford, OR
Craig grew up in the hills of Southern Oregon and attended the University of Oregon, where he received a degree in Theatre Arts. Through the performing arts, he discovered a passion for education that has led to all sorts of adventures. Since then, he has worked with thousands of students across five states to explore, learn, and create together. He has taught camps, after school programs, workshops, and classes in a wide variety of subjects across art, science, sports, and food. He has volunteered on projects ranging from animal conservation in Bolivia to food service in Laos. He currently teaches at The Valley School of Southern Oregon, a Montessori-inspired charter middle school, where he leads a growing culinary program. He challenges his students to get their hands dirty and connect with the world around them through real projects that they are passionate about. He works with students to prepare hot meals for the school, sourcing ingredients from the expanding school garden. As he continues to build a culinary program at a young school, he is passionately curious about ideas, resources, and inspiration in the fascinating world of food education.