Undergraduate studies in Education and Special Education at the University of Oregon. Masters Degree at Lewis and Clark College. Teaching for three years in Portland Public schools - 5th grade, Kindergarten, and a 4/5 blend.
As a teacher I strive to involve my students in their own education. Not only creating a curriculum around their experiences but also using them to teach each other and appreciate various perspectives. I enjoy teaching a integrated curriculum - involving storyline for content areas. I work hard to teach the whole child and provide opportunities for various learning styles to succeed.
Selected to present at the Northwest Teachers for Social Justice Conference two years in a row. The workshop I teach is called "Moving from Kindness to Justice - Creating Social Change in the Elementary Classroom."
I have always known I wanted to be a teacher. In high school I participated in a Cadet Teaching Program - gaining experience in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment throughout high school. In college I majored in Education and minored in Special Education. Throughout my years at the University of Oregon I volunteered and student taught in multiple schools. I then traveled to Portland and attended Lewis and Clark College for my Masters degree in Teaching. I am continuing to participate in professional development and continuing education.
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Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Character Education, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects