It didn’t take long for me to realize that education was about a lot more than letter sounds and mathematical formulas. That realization is when I fell hard in love with teaching, real teaching. I had always known that I wanted to help give back to children in the way that my teacher’s gave to me as a child. For various reasons, I was not able to lean on my parents as role models in my life, so I leaned on my teacher’s to show me what it meant to be a kind, thoughtful, productive human in and out of the classroom. With and without my schoolwork. This thoughtfulness, respect and love is something that I have always worked to give to each person in my educational care.

The more experience I had in educating others, the more I desired to learn more to be more for my students. Starting with earning my two undergraduate degrees, I grew into taking classes and courses anywhere that I could! From signing up to every possible speaker who made it to my state to flying to the East Coast to take classes at the esteemed Teacher’s College of Columbia University.

I still am constantly learning to be the best that I can be for others.

Beginning to share my learning in more ways than the elementary classroom was incredibly rewarding. I have had the opportunity to work with the Oregon Department of Education in making curriculum adoptions for the state, lead hundreds of teachers in professional development, grow and train soon-to-be teachers in their graduate program at Oregon State University, create an effective and fun science curriculum for grades K-2 and speak to and encourage educators at conferences.

I am here to take everything that I have learned from those experiences above, what I have spent more than a decade learning, and make it accessible to parents and families everywhere and empower them to use these skills and strategies in their homes!

Thank you so much for being here!

Certifications

Publications

  • Master’s Degree – Science Education
  • Science Instructional Specialist
  • Licensed K-8 Educator
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Human Development and Family Sciences
  • Holistic Nutritionist

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