Throughout his twelve -years working as an educator, Mr. Haggerty has have been deeply involved in the creation and operation of two EL Education charter schools, first at Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy in Arizona and The Greene School (TGS). During this time he has taken on various leadership roles including developing wilderness orientation programs, athletic programs, pioneering quality fieldwork for expedition curriculum, coordinating school-wide assessment practices, as well as a variety of other initiatives and community events. As a teacher and leader at TGS, he has been involved in the creation of the science-focused curriculum at TGS, which employs the critical environmental topics of the 21st century (energy, food, waste, and sustainable development) to teach state and national (NGSS) science standards. In 2013 Mr. Haggerty lead a team of students through the process of apply for the department of education Green Ribbon award, which the school was awarded in 2014. That same year Mr. Haggerty was awarded the 2014 Formal Environmental Educator of the Year by the New England Environmental Education Association. Since 2015 Mr. Haggerty has been working with the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association to help develop an environmental literacy plan for the state.
The Greene School embraces an educational discipline of 'learn-by-doing.' Known as EL Education (Expeditionary Learning), our approach is rooted in the idea that learning is active, challenging, meaningful, public, and collaborative. Our students grow academically and socially, become environmental stewards.