In May, the American Littoral Society experienced a changing of the guard with the appointment of Michelle Rebilas as Director of Education. She replaces Nicole Haines, who served in that position since March 2018.
Michelle joined the Littoral Society last year as our Delaware Bayshore office Outreach and Education Coordinator with 10 years of experience working for environmental non-profits in environmental education and community engagement. In her prior role, Michelle connected students, teachers, and community members to the Littoral Society’s work in the Delaware Bayshore region through education programs, community events, and social media.
"Michelle has worked tirelessly since she started to deliver excellent education and outreach programming on behalf of the Society," said Lindsay McNamara, Assistant Director of the Littoral Society . "She hasn't shied away from new challenges and is always willing to help her team. She is a dream to work with and brings extensive knowledge to her new position. We especially love her passion for the Society and her pride in her work."
Growing up in Burlington, NJ, Michelle's childhood was filled with endless exploration of the Delaware Bay beaches alongside her grandparents. This experience sparked a lifelong fascination with the coastal environment, which she brings to her work every day.
The interest took Michelle to Stockton University, where she earned a B.S. in Marine Science in 2007. She then received an M.S. in Environmental Education from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2012.
Michelle will continue to work from the Society's Millville office and will oversee our new Sandy Hook Education Coordinator, who will be hired in the near future. Additionally, Michelle and the Coordinator will manage two summer education interns.