Meet our academic and professional staff at Dartington Trust.
Sarah is our Learning Community Coordinator, and has a background in performance and radio-making with a BA Hons in Theatre and Choreography from Dartington College of Arts.
Will is Marketing Coordinator at Dartington Trust, with a focus on our higher education and short course learning programmes.
Valerie is Alumni Outreach Co-ordinator for our higher education programmes.
Valerie loves the diversity of life at the College and has discovered a new found love of craft in the four years she has worked here. She can frequently be found helping others at our weekly Knitting Club or helping in the Schumacher kitchens whenever she gets the opportunity.
Admission and Recruitment Officer
Colum is Head Gardener. He assists in managing the growing areas around Schumacher College and teaching our horticulture students.
Julia is a chef at Schumacher College and has been at the College since it opened in 1991, when she was a student on the very first course (Gaia Theory).
Before moving to Devon she worked for Westminster City Council and the medical charity Lepra and shestudied Social Anthropology and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. ‘I have always loved cooking, but never thought I’d end up as a professional cook! Only at Schumacher College under the banner of team work and love of good fresh local food could I have enjoyed catering for so long. It’s exciting to see the importance of food (preparation, sourcing and growing) being put at the forefront of some of the cutting edge movements of today – the Transition movement and the Slow Food movement – and to realise that as a learning ground for holistic cooks, the College kitchen has a lot to contribute.’
Colin is Head of Quality & Standards. He is responsible for ensuring quality processes are embedded in the taught programmes.
He is actively involved in the development of the academic portfolio at Dartington Trust with our accrediting partners at the University of Plymouth. Colin is on a number of editorial boards, including Message Journal
Taught Programmes Senior Administrator and Admissions Officer