Chattanooga Zoo Expands Education Staff

Tuesday, September 03, 2013
James Brantley
James Brantley

The Chattanooga Zoo announced the hiring of two education specialists, Masey Stubblefield and James Brantley. Both will be responsible for the Zoo’s many on-site and outreach education programs.    

Having been born and raised in Chattanooga, Mr. Brantley has finally returned to his roots and brings over 19 years of Zoo industry experience to his new role as Education Specialist.  This experience, combined with a dual degree from the University of Tennessee in both Zoology and African-American studies, positions Mr. Brantley as a force for the Zoo’s many outreach, community-building and educational efforts. 

Although not a Chattanooga native, Ms. Stubblefield brings with her a breadth of educational knowledge and experience.  With a master’s degree in education from George Washington University and certifications as an elementary educator in the states of Tennessee and Virginia, Ms. Stubblefield is a perfect fit for the Zoo’s rapidly expanding and innovative educational programming. 

“We are thrilled to bring on Mr. Brantley and Ms. Stubblefield as Education Specialists.  Their combined knowledge and experience make them both wonderful additions to the Zoo’s Education Department,” said Darde Long, executive director for the Chattanooga Zoo. “We look forward to seeing the wonderful enhancements and local partnerships that develop as a result of their efforts.”

Masey Stubblefield
Masey Stubblefield

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