Janet Willie is a long time member of the Bethel community. Starting in 1998, she worked for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound as an outdoor educator and director of food service. She also owns and operates a private Therapeutic Massage practice in Bethel, which she started 1991. She lives in town with her dog, Lily, and cat, Earl, in her 1850 home, a constant work in progress. She hosts the annual Shy, Novice & Closeted Art Show, established in 2004.
Raised at the foot of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, Colorado, she has worked a variety of outdoor and environmental education programs. She brings a passion for experiential education and over thirty years of holistic health practices to the Gould nursing staff team and the school community. For more than five years she was health director for Midland School, in Los Olivos, California. (Former Gould Head of School Dan Kunkle was head of Midland from 1990 to 1999 and Will Graham, head of Midland from 2006 to 2015, worked at Gould from 1985 to 2006.)
Prior to Midland, She nursed at Gould Academy for the 2013-2014 school year and for the Chewonki Foundation, in Wiscasset Maine in 2011 and 2012.