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Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities for the Children & Nature Network, United States

Jaime Zaplatosch is the director of Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities for the Children & Nature Network. She is a strategic thinker, partnership builder, program developer, fundraiser and conservationist who is thrilled to help make green schoolyards the norm. She is the former vice president of community engagement and education at Openlands in Chicago, where she grew the organization's school-based programs to include a substantial school garden and teacher training program for elementary and high school students, and launched its green schoolyard program, Space to Grow. She holds a B.A. in environmental education from Prescott College and a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from DePaul University.