School Air Quality Leadership Network
The School Air Quality Leadership Network brings together K-12 school staff working to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and create healthy schools across the country.
Members benefit from free support and training to help their districts implement best practices, including an annual summit, competitive fellowship positions, and an online discussion forum amongst peers. We recognize that the job titles and departments of K-12 staff managing air quality will vary and may include staff from areas such as environmental health and compliance, facilities operations and maintenance, sustainability and energy management, and health services professions.
If you are involved in air quality and environmental health at a school district, we would love to hear from you. Complete this short form to learn more and get connected with this network.
Programs and opportunities
- School Air Quality Fellowship: The annual fellowship is available to K-12 school staff who spend at least 50% of their time on indoor air quality and/or environmental health related efforts. Ideal candidates work within school districts with existing IAQ or environmental health programs that could benefit from additional guidance and support. Fellows receive personalized training and technical support from industry experts on air quality best practices, funding for professional development, and attendance at the annual Green Schools Conference. Learn more about the fellowship program.
- Annual School Air Quality Leaders’ Summit: Each year, network members have the opportunity to attend in-person workshops and an in-person summit in conjunction with the Green Schools Conference. These events bring together peers to share common challenges, focus on leadership skills and bigger programming goals, access timely resources, share best practice ideas, and find renewed inspiration to keep the important work going.
- Virtual learning and networking: The Center hosts regular webinars on indoor air quality best practices as well as informal community conversations allowing members to collaborate on shared challenges and share successes. View upcoming events and recordings of past webinars. Members also stay in touch daily through a closed communication platform where they can post questions, share resources, and network with peers working on similar initiatives.
Technical Advisory Committee Members
- Marilyn Black, Ph.D., LEED AP, vice president, Chemical Insights Research Institute, UL Research Institutes
- Rengie Chan, Ph.D., staff scientist, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
- Erika Eitland, MPH, Sc.D., director, Human Experience Lab, Perkins&Will
- Jill Heins-Nesvold, national senior director, Indoor Air Quality and Health Systems Improvement, American Lung Association
- Meghan McNulty, PE, LEED AP, senior project engineer, Servidyne
- Corey Metzger, principal, Resource Consulting Engineers LLC
- Shannon Meyers, Healthy Schools Coordinator, Women for a Healthy Environment
- Tracy Washington Enger, program manager, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Marwa Zaatari, Ph.D., chief science officer, D ZINE Partners
School District Advisory Committee Members
- Jennifer Fowler, MSPH, director of environmental compliance and sustainability, Orange County Public Schools
- Shannon Oliver, energy and sustainability manager, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
- Chris Ralston, facilities director, Sacramento City Unified School District
- Brenden Tong, environmental supervisor, Boston Public Schools
- Trevor Vuono, energy manager, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
The School Air Quality Leadership Network is led by the Center for Green Schools in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign.