Shannon K. Bartholomew

Saranac Lake High School


Saranac Lake, NY

Shannon Bartholomew teaches biology at Saranac Lake High School where she also serves as advisor to the school’s Environmental Club. She received her BSc from SUNY Potsdam in 1994 and returned to earn her MST in Biology in 2007. In addition to her background in science education, she also worked in the biotechnology sector for 10 years, earning her graduate certificate in Biotechnology Management in 2003. Shannon soon discovered her passion for educating students in biological sciences and began teaching in 2008. Since then, her work has grown to encompass climate change science and empowering youth leaders to create solutions. She is a core team member of the Steering Committee of the annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, a two-day conference on climate change and regional solutions held for approximately 200 students at The Wild Center. She is also a founding member of the Adirondack Farm to School Initiative, a coalition dedicated to rebuilding a healthy food system in Adirondack schools by connecting classrooms, cafeterias, communities, and local farms. Shannon lives, works, and plays with her husband and two children in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in NY. She is honored to be included in Climate Generation’s contingent to COP21.