Meet the Educators

Sarah Valdez

Sarah Valdez

Sarah Valdez is the EAA’s Education Coordinator. In addition to doing the fourth and fifth grade “All About the Aquifer” presentations, Sarah coordinates with EAA Staff to find the perfect speaker for your students. Sarah is bilingual and has been an educator for more than 20 years with experience in classrooms, nature centers and museums. She has a Bachelor of Science in environmental studies from Southwest Texas State University and a Master of Education from Texas State University.


Tara Hart Gibbs

Tara Hart Gibbs

Tara Hart Gibbs has been educating for more than 15 years. She does the kindergarten and first grade “Karston”presentation. Tara uses song, games, dance, chants and stories to capture children’s imaginations and hearts with the marvel of our South Texas water. Tara loves all children and anything and everything outdoors. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi.


John Ramirez

John Ramirez

John Ramirez is a “jack-of-all-trades” who does the second and third grade “AquiFriends” presentations. Having served in the United States Army, John is a master naturalist who has studied biology at Texas State University. He also studied American Sign Language at San Antonio College and has done educational programs at the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum and Sea World.