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Jill Shashaty

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

I want to continue to build community and strengthen PIC's sustainability practices to complement its focus on nature-based play.

Jill Shashaty works at Riverbend Environmental Education Center as an Environmental Educator and volunteers in the community as Girl Scout troop leader.

She lives in West Philadelphia with her husband, Michael, and their four children-- Raphael, who is currently in the Early Learning program, and Anna, Gabriel, and Dahlia, all PIC alums.

Since joining the PIC community in 2008, Jill has very much valued the central role PIC's incredible teachers have had in her children's lives, and the support PIC teachers have provided to her as a parent. She also is thrilled that PIC not only practices, but is truly an early childhood education leader in, play-based learning deeply rooted in outdoor nature experiences.

Jill served as a Room Parent from 2008 to 2018, and more recently has served as Co-Chair of PIC's Strategic Planning Committee. She currently Co-Chairs PIC's Development Committee.

As a Board member, Jill looks forward to helping PIC continue to build community and strengthen its sustainability practices to complement its focus on nature-based play.