I earned my Bachelor's of Arts in History and later my Master's of Arts in Teaching Social Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Since then, I have expanded from classroom teaching into alternative education, curriculum design, career coaching, youth leadership development, and behavioral health. From leading two-week-long summer programs touring colleges on board the schooner Amistad, to helping students identify personal strengths to take into job interviews as a career coach at Portland YouthBuilders, to creating multimedia curricula bringing historical activists to life, I've always held critical thinking as the cornerstone of my educational practice. I've had tremendous success with students by helping them identify their skills and challenges, make personal, individualized, and achievable goals, and develop their own voices. I have experience working with a wide variety of subjects but particularly enjoy teaching History, Social Studies, and Writing. I work hard to adapt my materials and style to best support each student and their individual needs and aspirations.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lewis Clark College - Associate in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: Lewis Clark College - Master of Arts, High School Teaching
I spend as much time as I can outdoors! I love camping, sailing, paddleboarding, hiking, swimming, and adventuring in the many beautiful locations of the Pacific Northwest. I also enjoy creative writing, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and spending time with my family.
College Level American History
College World History
High School Government
High School Level American History
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing