Tea(u)m Lyceum:

 Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Tom Nelson - Executive Director

In January 2011, the Board of Directors named Tom Nelson as the new Executive Director of the Lyceum of Monterey County.

Tom brings his considerable fundraising and grant-writing skills having run the Gifted and Talented Education program for 20+ years at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.

 Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Joyce Breckenridge - Program DIRECTOR

Joyce joined the Lyceum team in Spring of 2011.  She oversees the Lyceum's Academic Programs and Annual Events. She comes to us from a telecommunications background and is in charge of office management and the daily operations of the Lyceum.   

Chelsea Segal

Chelsea Segal - Program Coordinator

Chelsea is originally from Miami, Florida and is currently in the Master of Public Administration program at Middleburry Institute of International Studies. She served two years as an education and leadership volunteer and another year as a regional coordinator in Peace Corps Panama. She is a very proud Michigan alum, Go Blue! Chelsea loves to travel around the world and has a special connection to Latin America. 

Emmy Ham - Program Coordinator

Emmy Ham - Program Coordinator

Emmy comes to Lyceum from Portland, Maine and currently attends the Middlebury Institute of International Studies as a student of International Policy and Development. She spent last year in France teaching English in two primary schools, and exploring the French Mediterranean.

Aside from developing her career in the social sciences, Emmy has spent her whole life singing, most notably in a co-ed acapella group at her alma mater, the University of New Hampshire.  

Sharon Nelson - Arts Coordinator

Sharon Nelson - Arts Coordinator 

Sharon Nelson is a retired  public school teacher and guidance counselor. She is a  Fellow of The California Arts Project, and  past member  of California Music Teachers Association.  Sharon has developed  classes for the Lyceum's  Squarefoot Gardening and Botanical Art programs.   Currently she teaches Pocket Sketching, Nature Journaling,  Creating Herbariums, and projects related to garden arts.  She is enrolled in the Botanical Illustration certification program at Filoli and gives private piano lessons in her home studio.