I have been teaching at the elementary level for 12 years now and and have recently begun a new role as an instructional coach. I love supporting teachers and helping them discover new resources and ideas! I recently received my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. My love of learning continues! I enjoy developing engaging professional development experiences for teachers to strengthen their practices and to find time for meaningful reflection.
I believe in hands-on, active lessons! I love to incorporate technology in my instruction and seek to always have my students sharing, discussing and discovering! I believe that teachers must be life-long learners and promote this pursuit in their students! I am also a very strong advocate for project-based learning that is both authentic to the students we teach, and honors their backgrounds and differences.
Recipient of Fulbright-Hays Educator Grant, Summer 2012 Recipient of Hillsboro Schools Foundation Educator Grant, 2010 Recipient of Donor's Choose Grant 2012 Recipient of Donor's Choose Grant 2016
Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (2003) Masters in Teaching, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon (2005) Reading Endorsement, University of Portland, Portland Oregon (2007) Doctoral Degree, University of Portland, Oregon (2017)
I am an avid reader and writer. I love spending time outdoors whether it be hiking, running, golfing, gardening or simply reading under the trees! I traveled to Mexico and Columbia in 2015 on a Fulbright-Hays Educator grant. Some of the resources you see on my page reflect my travels. Enjoy! I'm on twitter: @shepkids Follow-Me! Please feel free to reach out with questions. Thanks!
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Classroom Community