I have been teaching high school for two years and previously taught university for two years.
I teach in an immersive, student-centered classroom.
Bowdoin Teacher Scholar Award
BA, Bowdoin College, 2015 Maine Secondary Teaching License, World Language, 2015 TEFL Certificate, International TEFL Academy, 2015
While at Bowdoin, Cailey focused on medieval art history and Latin American fiction, and completed her teacher training in the public expeditionary learning schools of Portland, Maine. She won several academic awards, including the Bowdoin Teacher-Scholar Award, Most Promising Sophomore Spanish Major, and the Philip C. Bradley Spanish Prize. She spent a semester in Salamanca, Spain, studying the history of art and film as well as literary theory. Cailey spent two summers as a cook and artist-in-residence at Bowdoin’s Scientific Station on Kent Island in Canada’s Bay of Fundy. There she developed an interest in natural building and she soon completed a Psi Upsilon Sustainability Fellowship at the permaculture center Pio Pio in Reñaca, Viña del Mar, Chile, where she taught permaculture workshops and apprenticed with a master earthen builder. After graduating from Bowdoin and receiving her teaching certificate, Cailey moved to Cliff Island, Maine, serving as the coordinator for the Cliff Island Corporation for Athletics, Conservation, and Education, as well as baking and selling sourdough bread and made-from-scratch pastries. For the last two years Cailey has lived and taught in Bogotá, Colombia, as a Fulbright ETA and Senior ETA. She has near-native fluency in Spanish and has led Putney Student Travel’s Community Service Costa Rica program as well as Middle School Costa Rica. Cailey now teaches high school Spanish in Ohio.