Core Faculty:

Head Teacher: Delaney Sharp

Head Teacher, Delaney Sharp was born and raised in Hood River, Oregon. Growing up, he always knew he wanted to be a teacher in a rural town in his home state. After studying history at Oregon State University, Delaney pursued a variety of jobs working with children including teaching preschool, skiing, and outdoor school. Teaching outdoor school became a passion as he worked with OMSI on the coast and in central Oregon. He finally left the state of Oregon for an opportunity to teach in Yosemite Valley with NatureBridge. Luckily he did so, because he met his wife Jennie there, who shares his passion for education. After 10 years of working in alternative education settings, Delaney went back to school and received a Masters of Education from Lewis and Clark. From there he worked at Astoria High School teaching Social Studies. He has been thrilled to work as the Head Teacher at Black Butte School since 2015, because his unique position combines his love for teaching a variety of age groups indoors and outdoors with the rigor and challenge of running a school.

Teacher: Ethan Barrons
Mr. B was born in the copper town of Calumet, Michigan, where he was raised to always clean his plate. He prefers a foggy day over a sunny one and drinks his coffee black. He’s the host of a weekly jazz show and while his wife and kids don't enjoy the noisier, avant-garde stuff, he plays it anyway. Sarah Webster Fabio’s Jujus / Alchemy Of The Blues is his fourth favorite record of all-time. Mr. B hopes for authenticity and is a bit of a realist. He’s not concerned about the cup being half empty or half full; he’s thinking about the person who will eventually wash said cup. Sometimes he lies about his birthplace. Mr. B has been teaching at Black Butte School since 2008 and hopes to retire on a Christmas tree farm.

Teacher: Shawn Steele

While math teacher Shawn Steele was fulfilling her dream of living in Wyoming and working in a library, she fell quite suddenly into educating teens in outdoor wilderness settings.  She found that she enjoyed her time with students so much, she took a job working at the Jackson Hole Middle School as a paraprofessional.  After completing a Masters in Education from the University of Arizona in 2003, Shawn returned to Jackson to teach 7th grade math for three years. Moving back to Oregon to be closer to her family, Shawn started teaching math at the New Leaf Academy in Bend. Shawn’s last teaching position was with the Living Wisdom School in Beaverton as the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teacher. Since moving to Sisters and starting with Black Butte School in 2016, Shawn and her family have enjoyed their friends and neighbors in Sisters and developing strong community ties.

Performing Arts and Substitute Teacher: Jennie Sharp
Jennie Sharp is an educator with lots of varied experience and education. Hailing from California, she completed her bachelors in Art History with a minor in Forestry at the University of California at Berkeley. After getting her teaching license in Social Studies at the University of San Diego, she began working at NatureBridge, an environmental school in Yosemite National park. She met her spouse (BBS's very own Mr. Sharp) teaching in Yosemite. She then moved to Oregon, where she went back to school yet again at Portland State University to complete her Masters in Education Leadership and Policy with a specialty in Leadership for Sustainability Education. After living in Astoria, in 2015, she moved with her family to Camp Sherman.  Since then she's enjoyed raising her two kiddos, running a guide & camp buisness, Starshine, and working in a variety of roles at Black Butte School.


Teacher: Kassie DeMarsh

Kassie was born in Milwaukee WI, but has loved Oregon since her first visit in the second grade. She moved to Oregon to go to the University of Oregon for her undergrad degree and spent much of her college years visiting and exploring Central Oregon. She is also an Oregon Platypus (Duck and Beaver) receiving her Masters in Teacher at OSU Cascades. Kassie has worked in a variety of educational organizations beyond BBS including the Gilbert House Children’s museum, farm education, and Waldorf education schools.  Equally shared with Kassie’s love of education is her love of exploring both locally and around the world. Here in sweet Shermie town you may see her riding her bike or snowboard, hiking, picking up mossy sticks, and smelling flowers. She has been a teacher at BBS since 2019. 

Child Development Specialist: Lindsey Overstreet

Lindsey grew up in Sisters and, for a brief stint, even lived in Camp Sherman as a child. She has her bachelors in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and Masters in Social Work from University of Wyoming. She worked in a hospital in Laramie and taught at the University of Wyoming until her first child was born and she and her spouse realized they wanted to come back to Oregon to raise their family. She has worked as a Behavioral Health Provider at Mosaic Medical on the pediatrics team since 2014 and will continue that work part time while serving as the child development specialist at BBS. Lindsey revels in the chance to help kids and teens uncover their inner strengths and nurturing them through the tricky parts of learning and growing. Prior to launching into the behavioral health field, she worked as a Forest Service River Ranger in Jackson, Wyoming and was part owner of a kayak school in Central Oregon. Lindsey and her family spend most of their family vacations on the rivers of the PNW. She is so excited to get to be part of the school she has long-admired!

Support Staff:

District Administrator: Kirstin Anglea
Kirstin Anglea was born in The Dalles. She spent the first 12 years of her life exploring the NW, then her dad’s work took the family to Oconomowoc, WI. They camped, biked and explored rivers and lakes by canoe. With relatives in the PNW, she returned often. Inspired by amazing science teachers, she earned a teaching degree from UW-Madison, with a focus on environmental education. She moved to Milwaukee where she worked to connect youth with nature in their community. She loved watching them as they moved from fear to wonder, from “yuck” to “cool”! With the belief that every student and teacher deserve a safe, nurturing learning environment, she wanted to gain a deeper understanding for the relationship between school culture, student learning, and teacher retention. She earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership, with a focus on teacher renewal, based on the work of Parker Palmer. She was an assistant professor of Education at Cardinal Stritch University before joining the staff at Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. Her parents retired to Sisters 17 years ago. Kirstin’s daughter, Anya, moved to Sisters in 2017. It was time for Kirstin to come “home". She is a trained mentor/coach, and a trained facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal She is honored to be part of the caring and collaborative team at Black Butte School. Kirstin lives with her family in Sisters. When not working, you’ll find her kayaking, cooking with her family, singing or wandering in the wilderness.
Business Manager: Simon Levear or
Simon was born in the United Kingdom and came to the “states” as a three year old.  Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Simon earned a Business degree from Oregon State University.  A mid-life career change led to a degree in accounting from Portland State University, followed by a Certified Public Accountant certification.  Simon had been a School Business Official for over fifteen years. Simon has two adult children, a daughter who lives in Portland and a son in Boston. Simon enjoys Oregon’s amazing natural beauty and variety.  In his spare time Simon puts on and participates in Time, Speed, Distance auto rallies, and has a passion for vintage British cars.
Family-Community Engagement Coordinator: Molly Schultz
Having spent every summer on the Metolius for her entire life, Molly and her family made a dream come true when they moved to Camp Sherman in 2019 as full-time residents. Growing up in McMinnville, OR and drawn to small communities, she quickly felt at home in CS. With a degree in Sociology from University of Portland, Molly relates to the world through observing human interactions and thrives on building relationships. Molly’s background includes a cross-country bike tour with her husband Brian, swinging hammers with Habitat for Humanity & practicing as a massage therapist in Portland. With a passion for education and supporting local schools, Molly is thrilled to join the team at Black Butte School. When not at BBS, Molly can be found selling her jewelry at the Farmers Market as Opal Jean Design. She and Brian, and their son Gavin love to explore the Metolius Basin by foot, bike, paddle board, and skis. Molly’s favorite type of day includes savoring morning coffee, yoga by a sunny window and walking a quiet trail in the forest.

Facilities & Grounds Specialist: Chris Adams
Christopher Adams' hobbies include fly fishing and watching movies. He was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas as a freshman in high-school, where he met his high-school sweetheart and now wife Nicole Adams. After graduating, he went straight to work traveling the United States doing natural gas pipeline construction. In 2018 he was given the opportunity to move to the beautiful Deschutes national forest and work at Cold Springs Resort. Through hard work and determination, he became the manager of cold springs resort in two years. What was meant to be a summer adventure has now turned into a new life.
Bus Driver: Gary Gray
Gary grew up in upstate New York spending most of his free time playing Lacrosse. He received a BA at NYU in Art History, living and working in NYC until he grew tired of the city and looked for the opposite experience. He found it when he moved to Laramie, Wy for his MBA and met his wife rock climbing at Vedauwoo. Together they have lived in Colorado, Wyoming, Japan, in the back of a truck on the road while climbing, San Diego and Portland until finding his home in Camp Sherman. He spent 12 years working in executive management in long term care industry, most of it in San Diego, before shifting gears to be a stay at home dad to 3 adventurous little girls.  He is excited to be living in Camp Sherman and contributing to the school and community. His interests include fishing, mountain biking, international travel and camping with his family. 
Substitute Bus Driver: Daniel Petke 
Daniel was born in Portland where he was raised with an appreciation for the outdoors.  Daniel fondly remembers family trips, including a visit to the Metolius River when he caught his first fish (20") with a fly as a 12 year old.  Daniel has worked in camps across the Northwest and enjoys supporting people of all ages in exploring outdoor recreation.  He has served as camp director at Suttle Lake Camp since 2000 with his wife, Jane.  Both of his sons attended kindergarten through eighth grade at BBS.  As a family they enjoy outdoor adventures, board games, and playing with their dog.  Daniel served on the Black Butte School board for 8 years and remains committed to supporting the educational experience at BBS.  In the winter you might find him teaching or skiing up at Hoodoo.