Rollins Place teacher named ‘geo-educator’ _lowres

Photo provided by Jennifer Marangos -- Breigh Rhodes, a second-grade math and science teacher at Rollins Place Elementary School, is part of the Gooru Resource Library Planning Committee and the Geo-Educator Community Steering Committee for National Geographic.

Rollins Place Elementary second-grade teacher Breigh Rhodes is making her mark on the world of education.

Rhodes was one of six teachers chosen nationwide to serve on the Geo-Educator Steering Committee for National Geographic, Zachary school officials said.

“As part of the geo-educator community, I am on a committee of educators that helps design and develop the Geo-Educator Gooru Resource Library. Our team of educators has been working hard to curate a collection of excellent resources so teachers can spend more time implementing, remixing and sharing what they collect and less time seeking them out,” Rhodes stated on a September blog post.

“We grouped resources into folders according to common themes they support and also categorized the resources within each folder into collections. For example, an educator looking to weave some outdoor opportunities into his lesson plans could navigate to the ‘Outdoor Learning and Environmental Stewardship’ folder and then browse the ‘lessons’ collection within it.”

The Geo-Educator site, developed to support educators who are passionate about teaching students about the world, is open to all educators no matter the subject, and includes topics of local and international interest, district officials said.

“Educators are idea collectors,” Rhodes said. “We are committed to engaging and inspiring our students through carefully crafted learning experiences and are constantly seeking the best resources to do so.”

Rhodes said search engines and Pinboard, an online bookmarking service, are great.

“But what if we could go directly to an organized collection of the best resources on the Web curated by geo-educators for geo-educators? Now we can with the new Geo-Educator Gooru Resource Library,” the Zachary teacher says in her blog post.

Rhodes said she encourages all Zachary school district educators to join the geo-educator community site.

“I hope that someday one of our very own teachers will become the featured geo-educator of the week,” Rhodes said.

To read Rhodes’ post, visit