Ann Bumby

Curriculum Development Project Manager Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Ann has always felt the sacredness of open, free space and unplanned playtime. She spent much of her childhood building snow forts, catching fairies and grasshoppers, and exploring the surrounding fields and lakes with her sisters. Making her way to the California sunshine during adolescence, Ann has never looked back. Ann earned her BA in Literature and Education in Santa Cruz before moving to Santa Barbara to pursue her elementary teaching credential and M.Ed. She has taught 5th and 6th grades, and is a big advocate for getting kids outside while learning. When not working with kids, Ann is happily riding her bike, practicing yoga, camping, and petting other people’s dogs. Even though she’s been in California for 20 years, Ann still marvels that, year-round, she gets to eat fresh, local produce from the Farmers Markets, take evening beach strolls with her husband, and wear flip-flops wherever she goes.