27 Years in secondary public education
Highly creative approaches to traditional teaching concepts
BA English/Writing & Communication from Western State University, Colorado Certified K-8 teacher: Colorado Certified 8-12 teacher: Colorado and Utah Certified International Baccalaureate teacher: New Mexico MA Creative Nonfiction: Southern New Hampshire University
My heart and my free time live for the outdoors where much of my work existed before and after college. I began teaching full time at the age of 30, and after ten years self-employed as a backcountry guide and musician, working indoors every day as a full time classroom teacher was torture. But once I invited the outdoors into the classroom and figuratively launched the classroom outside of the walls of education, magic happened.