Who We Are in the U.S.

One School at a Time Founders

Bay Roberts and Patty Gilbert are committed to the idea that ALL children should have the opportunity to access education. Bay and Patty have traveled to Uganda from their homes in Colorado, USA numerous times since this project began in 2005.

About Bay Roberts:  With a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies, a Masters Degree in Biology, and a Teaching Certificate in Primary Education. Bay Roberts worked as a seabird biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska before moving to the Boulder, CO area. She is the parent of two adopted girls, one born in China, another in Rwanda. These two inspiring and beautiful girls were the catalyst for One School at a Time, an effort born out of the desire to provide more needy children with the basic opportunity they deserve- to meet their potential in life.

About Patty Gilbert:  Passionate about volunteering and giving back, Patty Gilbert has a BS in Chemistry, has owned a coffee shop, been a tour guide in the Canadian Rockies, and taught parenting classes and science to underprivileged kids in the Denver area. The mother of two, Patty and her husband live in Boulder, Colorado.

 Patty and Bay receiving United Nations Humanitarian Award

In 2013, Bay Roberts and Patty Gilbert were honored by The Boulder County Chapter of the United Nations Association with the 2013 International Human Rights Award and by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce with a Women Who Light the Community Award.

Bay visits the students at a One School at a Time partner school

Bay visits the students at a One School at a Time partner school