The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Peter Galopin

1st Grade

Peter is excited to be back in his home state of Michigan after living in Washington for the past six years. Peter completed his undergraduate at Western Michigan earning degrees in Environmental Studies and Urban and Regional Planning. Shortly after graduating he came to discover his passion for teaching and working with kids an outdoor setting helping to co-create a nature based preschool in Illinois. This passion lead him to pursue graduate school in the Pacific Northwest. In 2013 Peter earned a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Washington and K - 6 state teaching certificate. While living in Washington Peter taught kindergarten at The Evergreen School an independent K - 8 school in the Seattle area. Feeling the pull to be closer to family and friends Peter and his wife, Emily, decided to make the move back to Michigan in 2017. Emily and Peter are continuing to settle into their new lives in Traverse City and exploring all that it has to offer.
Western Michigan Graduated 2008
B.S. Environmental Studies & Urban and Regional Planning
University of Washington Graduated 2013
M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
WA & MI Teaching Cert. K - 6
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