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Originally from Oklahoma, I now live in Manchester, VT with my husband Gordon, two children, Griff and Georgia (who both attend Long Trail), two black Labradors, and a variety of fish.

After graduation from Vanderbilt University with a degree in human evolution, I spent years traveling four continents, writing, furthering my study of the evolution of life and of human cultures, and teaching conservation education in a variety of venues, from zoos to tiny riverside hamlets deep in the Amazon. A lifelong lover of plants, animals, and veggie gardening, I’m also a Master Gardener and am currently pursuing a graduate degree in natural science through Clemson University.

Books are currently a huge part of my life, and in addition to our day jobs, my husband and I manage an independent book distribution network called DartFrog Books, as well as a private publishing label and a national children’s book award. In recent years I’ve been a ghost writer and children’s book reviewer, and in my spare time I create artwork for a line of merchandise that raises funds for animal rescue groups.

This year marks my third at LTS. When not in the school library, I love to hike, dance, practice yoga, travel to National Parks, and go looking for fossils!


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Media Specialist
  • Telephone number: ext. 180
  • E-mail address: kmcclellan@longtrailschool.org

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