Gregg Humphrey’s belief is that you teach the way you are taught. With this in mind, Gregg’s courses are inquiry-based, students taking an active role as preservice teachers. As the Director of Elementary Teacher Education, Middlebury College, he works directly with the Middlebury community. Each pre-service student is assigned to a classroom in an elementary school within the Addison Central Supervisory Union where they to apply the ideas emerging from their course work.
Gregg is very familiar with the schools and teachers of County due to his work of over thirty years in this area. He is a graduate of Middlebury College (’70) and spent eighteen years at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury. He was a classroom teacher, an assistant principal, science curriculum coordinator, and Title I director during his time at Mary Hogan and Addison Supervisory Union. Along with Bob Prigo, Middlebury College Physicist, Maura O’Brien Carlson of Learning Innovations At WestEd, and colleagues from around and the Northeast, Gregg co-directed three large National Science Foundation grants aimed at reforming elementary science. In this capacity he worked with teams of teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators locally, regionally, and nationally to support an inquiry approach to science and the professional development needed to sustain teaching improvement. He has produced a series of videotapes, and has authored many articles science inquiry-based teaching and learning, continuous assessment, and change initiatives in science education. His current area of research is in the area of formative assessment as a driving force behind both student and teacher development.
Gregg holds a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, Elementary Teacher Education from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and a M.ED in Administration and Planning with emphasis on curriculum and instruction from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. He has a passion for golf, bluegrass music (his music group is known as Snake Mountain Bluegrass), and cooking!