Carol Young


A photo of Carol Young in the Svalbard ArchipelagoCarol grew up on a 50-acre fruit farm in Wilton, NH that has been in her family since 1914. Her early years of exploring fields and forests instilled in her a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect open spaces. Raising environmental awareness has always been a cornerstone of her teaching career. Her recent travels to the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic renewed her commitment to environmental advocacy, and serving on the Harris Center Board is one way she has put that into practice.

Now a veteran science teacher, Carol holds a BS in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire, an MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England, and a post-master’s certificate in Education Leadership from Keene State College. She has taught environmental science, biology, and anatomy at ConVal High School for over 20 years. There, she also chaired the Science Department and is currently a Teaching Administrator. She was named the Harris Center Educator of the Year in 2014.

Carol lives in Hancock with her husband, John Reitnauer, and their son. She enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, baking, driving tractors, and gathering around the backyard campfire.