Leadership

Jack Buckley is one of the founding members of CSCR and currently serves as President. His journey into the science world began as a teacher in Cohasset’s Alternative School, an experiential-learning program that brought him to the waters of Cohasset in 1987. From there, he immersed himself in experiential education, local maritime history, and project-based learning. He spearheaded the creation of a school-community Summer Institute program, and shepherded that into the creation of CSCR. Jacks holds a B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Education from Tufts University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.

Susan Bryant grew up in and around Cohasset Harbor. She studied Human Ecology at Connecticut College and Wildlife Biology at The School For Field Studies, and for five years did teacher training workshops across the country for ZPG/The Population Connection before leaving for a simple fishing village in Madagascar as Peace Corps Volunteer. She ran NEBHE’s Environmental Internship Program for two years, and then joined the world of documentary film making. After two years as Head Teacher at the experiential Ganderia Middle School, in Norway, ME, she came back to Cohasset and helps facilitate CSCR’s Eelgrass Project.

Dr. Ann Thomae is CSCR’s Chief Scientific Officer, and the principal investigator of CSCR’s long-running water quality monitoring project in the Gulf River Estuary. “Doc T,” as Ann is affectionately known, holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow and is the retired science chair at Cohasset High School.