Meet the Staff

Gregory Lansingh

Middle and High School Teacher

Gregory Lansingh works with both middle and high school students at Meadow Montessori, focusing largely on his favorite subjects of social studies and science. He has spent six years overseas including teaching in China, educational consulting in Russia, studying at Oxford in the UK, and traveling to over 30 countries, including at least a month each in Vietnam, Japan, France, and Germany/Austria. These experiences lend perspective to his history courses, while years spent as science director at Friends School in Detroit plus teaching outdoor education in California, Wisconsin, and Michigan inform his approach to science instruction. After graduating from T. Jefferson HS for Science & Technology in Virginia (often ranked as the #1 high school in the US), Gregory completed his BA at Wheaton College, IL with dual majors and dual minors, and later became involved in Montessori education, which he has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels.

When not teaching or commuting from Detroit, Gregory loves to enjoy free time with outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, and winter sports, plus less active pursuits such as stargazing and bird watching. Indoor hobbies include reading, cooking, and enjoying restaurants, concerts, and Wings games, along with searching for ethnic art, foreign coins, and geologic specimens.

Gregory is also involved in scouting and youth group activities, and has led high school trips to New Mexico, Tennessee, West Virginia, and the Adirondacks. His favorite travel experiences include an ultra-low-budget round-the- world trip through parts of Asia, Europe, and North America, as well as completing a 2,167 mile solo hike of the Appalachian Trail.

Gregory Lansingh can be reached at glansingh@meadowmontessori.org.

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