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Meet The Harford Glen Staff

  • Howard Eakes,
    Assistant Supervisor of Science
  • Ruth Eisenhour,
    Teacher In Charge
  • Amanda Koss,
    Outdoor Educator
  • Melanie Kane,
    Outdoor Educator
  • Chris Burley,
    Outdoor Educator
  • Pamela Kenley,
  • Kathy Decker,
    Office Manager
  • Debbie Tillman,
    Chief Custodian
  • Craig Hennick,
    Custodian II
  • Jim Donovan,
    Custodian I

Hours of Operation

Rules and Regulations

Trail Map

Directions to Harford Glen


Ruth Eisenhour, Teacher In Charge

Ruth Eisenhour, Outdoor Educator
Teacher In Charge

Ruth grew up in Harford County, just a few miles away from Harford Glen.  After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in geology from James Madison University in Virginia, she returned to Harford County to teach fifth grade at Homestead Elementary School.  She transferred to Harford Glen in 1994 and began her career as an environmental educator.  In 2000, she took over as Teacher-in-Charge of Outdoor Education.

Many years of residential summer camp have prepared her for her role as the coordinator of the fifth grade residential outdoor education program.  Ruth spent her first week at camp when she was ten years old, then returned every summer for the next thirteen years to become a counselor and eventually the program specialist at Chesapeake Center Camps in Port Deposit, Maryland.  It was her summer camp experience that inspired her to pursue a career in education.

Ruth is certified in Elementary Education, Outdoor Education, and Earth Science and completed her certificate in Administration and Supervision in May 2011.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola College and has taught a variety of courses and workshops in the field of environmental and earth science. 


In 2007 she was a Maryland finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  Ruth was recognized by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators with the Robert Finton Environmental Educator of the Year Award in 2009.

Gardening is one of Ruth’s pastimes and she is an active member of the Harford County Master Gardeners.  Several years ago, she started a restoration project in the Harford Glen wetland to raise and release Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies.  But more than anything else, she loves to chill out with her husband and son.

Favorite place at Harford Glen – Harkins pier
Quote that speaks to her:  “To plant a garden is to believe in the future.”  Anonymous
When she has spare time, she loves to:  sit still
Hidden talent – she can sing like the munchkins in the Wizard of Oz



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