2017 Bay Educator of the Year
Lynn Dambruch of Narragansett, R.I.
Director of elementary education for the City of Warwick
Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The Bay marine science and environmental education programs to all Warwick School District fourth graders.
In 2008, when The Defenders of Greenwich Bay offered to fund educational experiences for students from a local Warwick School to learn about and make a connection with Narragansett Bay, Dambruch jumped at the opportunity for her Robertson Elementary class to be the beneficiaries of in-class and field-based Save The Bay marine science programs. By the time funding for that program dissolved in 2015, Dambruch was director of elementary education for the City of Warwick and paved the way to bring Save The Bay’s education program to the entire fourth grade in a partnership that began this year.