Bob Fest has twenty years of experience in teaching high school environmental science and biology. He taught in both public and private schools in city and rural communities. Currently, he is a teaching faculty member at George School, a private Quaker boarding and day high school located on a rural campus in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At George School, he teaches international baccalaureate environmental systems and societies, George School field studies, and intensive biology. Bob will also teach an East African Wildlife Conservation as a field study course in Uganda in January 2023. At George School, Bob serves on the Environmental Stewardship Oversight Committee and the Service Learning Oversight Committee. Additionally, he is also on the board of directors of the Mtaala Foundation, a grassroots NGO that works to provide quality education and healthcare opportunities to Uganda’s most at-risk students.
Prior to George School, Bob was the director of STEM initiatives and program facilitator of the Tiger Woods Learning Center at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in North Philadelphia. While at Cristo Rey, he and his students developed a multi-media Sumatran tiger conservation advocacy program in partnership with the Philadelphia Zoo.
Bob is a 2011 alumnus of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program and the International Leaders in Education Program in Medan, Indonesia. In Medan, he worked in schools to share best teaching practices in environmental science and biology with Sumatran teacher peers and regional education administrators. Bob has also supported and led education and environmental projects in Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Kenya, Japan, Ghana, and Ecuador. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Salisbury University and his master’s degree in biology from the University of Nebraska.