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Humanities lead & instructor
As a life-long Burqueña, I am committed to building up my community through education. My goal as a teacher is to give students the skills they need to think critically, identify and analyze credible sources, and consider multiple perspectives. History is made every day, and our students have a role to play in what comes next. Outside of school, I am chasing my two kids around, tending to my veggie garden and chickens, and voraciously reading.
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Learning about individuals, their perspectives and choices makes me happy. Teaching to individuals, understanding their perspectives, and seeing them make choices makes me happier. I love everything literature and art related and occasionally I’m known to partake in art making (creative short fiction) myself.
I have been teaching for 11 years. I am passionate about making a contribution to society through teaching. I am dedicated to helping my students find the tools they need to be successful. I love reading, writing poetry, and watching movies with my film buff husband and my son, River.
In addition to teaching, I love adventure, travel and being in the outdoors. I have worked as an outdoor educator and a guide in Southern Africa, South America, Central America and all over the American West. My family is very important to me, especially my nieces and nephews. I grew up in Indiana with two sisters, no TV, and lots of books! In my free time, I love to mountain bike, ski, hike, and run rivers.
I'm happy to be teaching humanities but I'm also happy when I'm outside walking, hiking, or stand-up paddle-boarding. I've recently become a grandfather, so I'm happy about that, too! When I'm not outside I read and write and watch classic movies.
My slogan for our class is : "Humanities Are Happening". I love to connect our students education with their everyday lives. As we educate ourselves, our day-to-day experiences are enriched and our view of the world is clarified. As critical thinkers we can improve our discernment and empathy and we'll have a positive impact in our world. We'll have a positive influence on our environment including, but not limited to, our fellow humans.
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