Education is the unfolding of human potential. Through guided explorations, we discover our own passions and talents, as well as cultivating confidence in ourselves and our place in the world.
Education can happen anywhere. Learning happens in the classroom, outdoors, abroad, in the art studio, and anywhere else that stimulates curiosity and creativity. Education is built on relationships, through supportive connections with teachers, we feel safe to take the risks required to grow.
Education is rewarding, when our sense of mastery gives us the opportunity to serve our world, we evolve spiritually. Education is a life-long journey, the love of learning and ongoing practice of inquiry is fodder for a well lived life.
I hold a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Vermont. I also have an M.A. in Bilingual and Multicultural Education focused on Youth at Risk from the College of Santa Fe. I am certified in Secondary Social Studies and K-12 Linguistically Diverse in the state of Colorado.
I have 8 years of classroom teaching experience, 3 years in Social Studies and Language Arts at the secondary Level and 5 years with students from kindergarten to grade 12 with English as a second language. I have taught in rural and urban environments and internationally in Jakarta, Indonesia. I am currently training new teachers through the University of Colorado at Denver.
I have taught Newspaper, Go Green, running, service learning, public art installation, gardening and outdoor endeavors including whitewater rafting, climbing, hiking and camping. On a personal level, I am an avid reader, writer and photographer. I also love long-distance road biking.