Who Are We?
Bruce F. Bonney
Bruce is president of Leading E.D.G.E. and was the catalyst for bringing the Education By Design classroom model to the United Kingdom where Leading E.D.G.E. worked with over twenty-five schools and Education Action Zones in England, Scotland, Wales and the isle of Jersey. Most recently Bruce coordinated and delivered Leading E.D.G.E. staff development and consulting services to International College, an elite middle/high school in Beirut Lebanon.
Bruce is a co-author of The Backcountry Classroom: Lessons, Tools, and Activities for Teaching Outdoor Leaders and is a contributing author to Hiking and Backpacking, Adventure Education: Theory and Application, He is also a contributing author to Transforming Teaching and Learning which chronicles the implementation and impact of the Critical Skills/Education by Design Classroom Model in the United Kingdom.
Bruce taught Secondary School Social Studies in grades 7, 9-12 at Morrisville Eaton Central School in Morrisville, NY for twenty-three years. He resides with his wife Debra and two children in Norwich, NY.
Jack K. Drury
Jack is co-owner of Leading E.D.G.E. and serves as Vice President and CFO. He has been facilitating experiential learning at an international level for over 25 years and currently provides training to educators throughout North America, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He is Professor Emeritus of North Country Community College having founded and directed the college’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership Program for nearly twenty years. He is past president of the Wilderness Education Association and co-author of the definitive wilderness leadership text The Backcountry Classroom: Lessons, Tools, and Activities for Teaching Outdoor Leaders as well as The Camper's Guide to Outdoor Pursuits: Finding Safe, Nature Friendly, Comfortable Passage Through Wild Places. He is a contributing author to Hiking and Backpacking, Adventure Education: Theory and Application, and The Wilderness Educator.
Jack resides in Saranac Lake, NY with his wife Phyliss where he actively supports many Adirondack Park issues. They have five adult children.