Sheryl Christy Gilmore, the Executive Director and Owner of AIO, is beginning her 39th season. For 15 years, Sherry taught and directed environmental education programs in southern Maine. She received her B.A. & teaching certification from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and continues working towards her Masters in Science Education. Other experiences include classroom teaching, teacher training and teaching marine biology from a 101 ft ship on Puget Sound. Sherry has taught marine science in the local schools and has written curriculum for classroom teachers and started offering workshops to bring the outdoors into the classroom before it was fashionable back in the 1980's. She is PADI certified and developed and runs AIO’s Tropical programs and the Florida Career program. For the past few years, she has been working with other Healthy Ocean Coalition members nationwide and the Ocean Conservancy, meeting with Congress members in Washington, DC to share our work and encourage them to keep a focus on important ocean issues. Her other interests include marine mammals, coastal ecology, traveling, music and her family.
Sheryl Christy Gilmore
Position at AIO:
Number of Summers Working at AIO:
39 years... time flies when you're having fun!
Right now I live in:
Michigan and Maine
My favorite area of study is:
When I'm not at AIO, I spend the rest of the year:
Taking care of my family and working on the AIO winter and summer programs. Also, working on my Masters in Science Education.