Whit whitney@sbms.org
Director of Admissions, Community Dean, Whit's Warehouse, Alumni Director, AV Productions, Guitar, Photography, 7th & 8th Grade Career Study Coordinator

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Whitney Ingersoll

My name is Whitney Heimlich Ingersoll
I am the Director of Admissions for SBMS and Community Dean.

I have taught at SBMS since September 1980.
I currently work with students in all grades teaching Guitar and Photography. Twice a year I create the bike trip AV productions and I am the Career Study Week Coordinator.

Throughout the year I run Whit's Warehouse (the school outfitting store), and in March I lead the SBMS Catalina Backpacking trip.

I am also the Alumni Director.

Some electives I’ve taught in the past are: Digital Photography, Circuit
Training, Doll Making, Singing, Speed Walking, Rock Polishing, History of
Santa Barbara, and Cooking.

I've had 2 sons attend SBMS: (Rivers, 2005 and Dawson, 2007).

My background is:

  • I graduated from Laguna Blanca School, 1975
  • I received a double major from Willamette University, BA: Psychology and Elementary Education., 1979
  • I am on the Board of the Wilderness Youth Project
  • I am a 5th generation Santa Barbaran.

My favorite poet is Robert Service

Favorite Book - The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Favorite TV show - Northern Exposure

Favorite Hiking trails:

  • Favorite ever - Napali coast: Kauai.
  • Favorite in California - Mineral King: Western slope of the Sierra Nevada
  • Favorite in Santa Barbara: Knapp Castle
  • Favorite goal: Klondike Trail: Dyea to Lake Bennett
  • Favorite hiking goal met: summiting Mt. Whitney!

Favorite Mountain Biking trail in SB: The Dragon's Spine (top of Refugio to
the San Marcos Pass)

Favorite School trip: Whatever trip I'm on!!
(OK: "The Promised Land" - Sacramento to Yosemite, 1985)

Favorite Quotation: Desiderata
Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in

Favorite Story: The Hindu Farmer

Favorite Thing to do with friends: Play Guitar, Sing & Harmonize!