I recently moved to White Salmon from my home place of Sonoma County, California. I graduated from the University of California Davis with a BA in Science and am passionate about all facets of science with a comprehensive understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, ecology,anatomy and physiology. I also love math and finding ways to creatively teach it to students.
Being an educator comes readily to me; I love explaining the natural world to inquisitive minds and find joy in being a role model for curious students. Over the years, I have taught at The Redwood Adventist Academy and The Farm School in an immersive setting that allowed students a very place-based education of learning science along with forestry management, ecology, energy sustainability, organic farming, physics, sustainability, and ecosystems. At The Farm School, we took in over 25,000 students each year (many from the inner-city) and immersed them in science and hands-on sustainability. I was instrumental in designing curriculum, classroom and behavioral management, and assessment.
I believe that the scholastic system is in need of major reforms, and that the youth must be supported in a much more holistic way. I am so glad to be at Wildwood Academy to take part in this transformation. I am excited to guide the students into a love of learning and a thirst for real life experiences, led by natural curiosity through a scientific lens.