Gracie Harvey, Site Director
Where did you grow up? Baltimore County, Maryland
Favorite part of afterschool or working with children/youth: I love learning more about our students’ passions. Watching youth take ownership of their education and begin to lead their own afterschool clubs is so inspiring. I am grateful for the opportunity to witness students’ growth throughout their time at HMS and to continue to hear from and work with some of them as high schoolers.
Hobbies/what do you like to do outside of work: Snowboarding, paddleboarding, running, and biking are some of my favorite ways to get outside. I have taught snowboarding to youth and adults at the Sugarbush Ski and Ride School in Warren, Vermont. I also enjoy digital and film photography.
Professional experience and education: While pursuing my B. S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, I worked in the HMS Afterschool Program through a mentorship and service learning course called “Birding to Change the World”. Upon graduation in 2018, I began work for the course’s professor, Dr. Trish O’Kane, to lead the HMS Birding Afterschool Program and advise the program’s college mentors. The program runs throughout the school year and became part of our Middle School Summer Program in 2019. I also worked as the school’s Digital Storyteller, helped facilitate student passion projects, and advised the middle school’s News Team. In November of 2019, I accepted my current position as Site Director of the HMS Afterschool Program, an incredible partnership made possible by the Sara Holbrook Community Center and BSD Expanded Learning Opportunities.