Ted recently retired after teaching 32 years at Douglass Middle School in the Woodland Unified School District. In 1988, given the opportunity to work with “at risk” students, he began to develop the Outdoor Adventure curriculum and wilderness experiences for Opportunity students. Over the next three decades and over hundreds wilderness trips, Mr. Wimberg’s outdoor learning lab matured into workshop-based learning experiences with valuable enrichment activities that expand on and reinforce the in-class curriculum.
Mr. Wimberg has been recognized for creating a program that is unique and has shown proven and sustained results for thousands of participants. He received many local and regional awards over the years, including; 2011 City of Woodland Community Service Award, 2010 Bob Burton Spirit Award (California Association of Directors of Activities), 2006 News 10 Teacher of the Month, 2005 California Lottery Teacher of the Year, William Olmsted Price, excellence in secondary teaching, 2000 Heart of a Hero (honoring heroes of the greater Sacramento area), 1992-96 Striving for Excellence Awards, 1994 Outstanding Educator Award, and 1991 Make a Difference Award.