I have over six years of classroom experience teaching middle school and high school science. My experience includes teaching at-risk students at an alternative school, teaching in a Tribal High School, teaching ELL students, and in a rural school district.
My classroom focus is on supporting student engagement and interest through relevant learning experiences and assessment for learning. I augment instruction with regular use of Google Apps for Education and other technologies to promote 21st century learning skills.
2009 Teacher of the Year - Timber Ridge Alternative High School 2009 Terry Husseman Sustainable Schools Awards Recipiant 2013 U.S. Department of State American Youth Leadership Exchange Program - Partner Teacher (Cambodia)
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse (BS Biology) Western Washington University - Bellingham (MSc. Biology) Montana State University - Bozeman (Secondary Teaching License)
Transformative learning experiences happen in many informal settings and I try to be aware of teachable moments on the playground, hiking trail, or mountain top. I enjoy sharing beautiful and amazing places with friends, family, and my students. I have lead many backpacking, rafting, and canoeing expeditions for teenagers and am constantly impressed by the lessons that I learn from my students on each trip.