Misti Kelly




Misti Kelly is a Carroll County native who still remembers attending Outdoor School when she was in 6th grade & as a high school counselor. She is a Westminster High, Millersville University, and Towson University graduate. This is her 1st year at Outdoor School, she previously taught 6th & 7th grade science for 15 years with CCPS. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking, kayaking, and traveling the world. Mrs. Kelly is enjoying her empty nest life & spending time with her husband & their 2 dogs. 


Favorite Quote: "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." -Frank Lloyd Wright









Dean Mann




Dean Mann is from central Pennsylvania and a Penn State graduate. Mr. Mann taught science and special education for ten years.  This is his seventh year at the Outdoor School. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.  Mr. Mann loves nature and being outside. 


Favorite Quote: "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau







Carly Miller





Carly Miller is originally from Maine, but now calls Gettysburg, PA her home. She is a graduate of West Virginia University. This is Ms. Miller's fourteenth year at Outdoor School. She enjoys traveling, horseback riding, backpacking, hanging out with her family & pup and just about anything to get outside!


Favorite Quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi







Tom Vail



Tom Vail is originally from Woodlawn in Baltimore County and moved to Carroll County at age 11, where he still resides. Mr. Vail graduated from Liberty High School and Western Maryland College. He has worked at the Outdoor School for 23 years. Mr. Vail has taught marching band at Liberty High School for the past 29 years. He enjoys music and plays guitar in two local bands.


Favorite Quote: “Music is the universal language.”