The Outdoor School has a wonderful, enthusiastic staff which includes a Program Coordinator, Texas certified teachers and a trained support staff who work with the classroom teachers to monitor, teach and care for students.
Koy Coffer is a native Texan who has spent many hours with family and friends enjoying the outdoors. She knew at an early age she wanted to teach and share her passion of agriculture, animals, nature, and taking care of the environment with others. 2017 will be her 30th year and still LOVES it! She lives in Junction and enjoys traveling, volunteering, and meeting new people.
Eva Broad was born and raised in Switzerland. She earned a degree in Home Economics and Art and taught special needs children in the Thurgau and St Gallen Cantons for twelve years. She speaks five languages. Since moving to Texas in 1995, Eva has been curious to learn about the natural world of her new country. She became a Master Naturalist in 20014 and loves to share her knowledge and experience with students of all ages. She and her husband enjoy traveling and canoeing the Rio Grande, the Pecos, and Llano Rivers. They live outside of Pontotoc, Texas.
Lorilee Burleson lives in Junction with her husband and 2 daughters. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UT San Antonio, followed by her Master of Education from Schreiner University in Kerrville. She has been a part of the TTUJOS for 2 years and loves the unique outdoor teaching experiences it allows students. "I am blessed to be part of the wonderful profession of educating children."
Rhandy Helton is a 1971 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Wildlife/Fisheries Sciences. He was employed as a biologist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for 31 years before retiring to Junction in 2002. He has a special love for the Texas Hill Country and all the outdoor opportunities the area affords. His special interest are fishing, kayaking, birding, hiking and reading military history. His wife, Joan, is a JISD teacher and his son, Andrew, is the Information Technology specialist at the local library.
Sarah Hilburn returned to Kerrville with her husband, Junior, 4 years ago when she retired after 32 years in education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and Director of Instructional Services. She has always had a love for the outdoors, nature, science and children. She is a Texas Master Naturalist and spends many rewarding hours volunteering. She loves to go hiking, mountain biking, snow skiing and birding.
Melody Plumley lives in Junction with her husband Carter and daughter Baylee. She is a certified teacher and a 2002 graduate of Sul Ross State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Reading. She enjoys raising Angora goats.