Gregg Humphrey’s belief is that you teach the way you are taught. With this in mind, Gregg’s courses are inquiry-based, with students taking an active role as preservice teachers. He enlists the help of a variety of local educators as well as fellow Middlebury faculty for guest appearances in his elementary methods courses. Each Middlebury College student is assigned to a classroom in an elementary school within the Addison Central Supervisory Union as well as area independent schools where they learn to apply the ideas emerging from their course work.
Gregg is very familiar with the schools and teachers of Addison County due to his work of over thirty years in this area. He is a graduate of Middlebury College (’70) and spent eighteen years at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury. He was a classroom teacher, an assistant principal, science curriculum coordinator, and Title I director during his time at Mary Hogan and Addison Central Supervisory Union. Along with Bob Prigo, Middlebury College Physicist, and colleagues from around Vermont and the Northeast, Gregg co-directed three large National Science Foundation grants aimed at reforming elementary science. In this capacity he worked with teams of teachers and administrators locally, regionally, and nationally to support an inquiry approach to science and the professional development needed to sustain teaching improvement. He has produced a series of videotapes, and co-authored a book, Weaving Science Inquiry and Continuous Assessment.Some of his interest areas include formative assessment, inquiry-based teaching and learning, and progressive schools and practices.
Gregg and his wife, Susan (Middlebury College ’74), reside in a house they built in 1979 on the side of Snake Mountain in Weybridge.Gregg has a passion for golf, bluegrass music, and cooking! His music group is known as Snake Mountain Bluegrass and has been playing locally for many years.