Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards

Children & Nature Network


Jaime currently supports cities to implement city-wide, equity-based program development across the U.S. This includes building partnerships and creative development and use of green space to support thriving communities. Jaime was born and raised in Chicago. Her degrees include a Masters of Education from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Prescott College in Arizona.

Throughout her career, Jaime has worked for the City of Chicago, at an area high school teaching entrepreneurship, and at conservation non-profits. Through this work, she has engaged with residents and youth where they live to create the communities that they want. Jaime has extensive knowledge in the field of urban greening and community development projects with experience in strategy, community engagement, partnership building, program development, fundraising, and conservation.

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