Vivian Melody

Founder | Outdoor Educator

Vivian Melody has been the founder and educator at OH! Wild Wonder, LLC in Cincinnati, OH since 2014. She has a Masters in Education and Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification, and expects to complete her Masters in Environmental Studies and Sustainability in March 2022. She has been a Waldorf grades teacher since 2014 and leading a variety of nature-based programs since 2006. She is currently the Sustainability and Stewardship Coordinator at the Society of the Transfiguration and leads environmental and sustainability initiatives for Bethany School. Vivian's life passion is connecting youth and communities with nature, spreading ecological awareness, and helping others become life-long stewards of the earth. She resides in a rehabbed cottage in Covington with her two kids, two dogs, and too many houseplants.

See full list of professional credentials below:

Trainings & Certifications

Formal Degrees and Certifications

  • BA Journalism & PR, Minor: Religion, (2006, Southeastern University)

  • MA Education (2015, Mt. Mary College)

  • Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification (2015, Great Lakes Waldorf Institute)

  • MS Environmental Studies & Sustainability* (*exp. March 2022, Unity College)

  • Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Permanent Non-Tax Teaching License Certificate​

  • Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN)* (*in process)

  • Certified Ohio Environmental Educator* (*in process)

  • Kentucky Association of Environmental Education (KAEE) Professional Learning Leader eeCredential (*in process)

  • Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certification for adults and children​

  • Lindamood-Bell Learning Process:

    • ​Seeing Stars® Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling

    • Phoneme Sequencing® (LIPS®) Program

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