... the only blonde person in this photo, which was taken in 1984 in Shishmaref, Alaska. I was enjoying a goofy moment with some of my 9th-graders, and had no idea at the time how much my one year of teaching in that small Inuit village would change the trajectory of my life. Those youngsters initiated me into what it means to be a real teacher. I was so new to the profession, and didn’t have much of a clue about what I was doing! My students taught me WAY more than I taught them. Their influence sparked a desire in me to crack the code to becoming a great teacher. I’ve spent my career learning how to do that, and now can offer that “code” to you.
As a teacher or trainer, I bet you went through one or more degree or certification programs to learn your craft and gain access to job opportunities. You've invested a significant amount of money, energy, and time, and you have to KEEP taking courses or workshops to maintain your status, right?
But where do you go to gain the skills for YOU to continue growing and prospering as an adult who teaches or trains others?
While you're getting training in the 'What' and the 'How' of your particular industry, where can you turn to cultivate 'YOU' as the ever-evolving human being you are (and want to be)?
JOIN WITH ME TO ACCESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL GUIDE YOU INTO YOUR NEXT (R)EVOLUTION, INSIDE AND OUT.
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I've had the honor of teaching and mentoring thousands of adults from all ages and backgrounds in K-12 classrooms, as well as college and university programs. I have also consulted with teachers and trainers in private industries. I love what I do, and want to keep giving to people like you.
Academic Program Director ~ 2005-2017
Teacher Education Outreach Programs, Bremerton
Western Washington University
Responsible for overall management and compliance of K-8 Teacher Certification program (BA Elementary Education, Special Education Major).
Lesson Planning and Curriculum Design
Foundations of Education
Social Justice Issues in Education
Teacher Performance Assessment (required for state certification).
Professional Conduct Seminars
For more information about my professional background and areas of expertise, feel free to visit me on LinkedIn!
I've had the pleasure (and the pain) of publishing! Some of my favorites are listed here:
CHAPTER in The Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Emerging Theory, Research, and Programs (Co-authored with Richard Brown and Lee Worley, 2016)
"Embodied Presence: Contemplative Teacher Education at Naropa University"
CHAPTER in R. Kissen (Ed.), Getting ready for Benjamin: Preparing teachers for sexual diversity (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)
"Getting to the Heart of Teaching for Diversity."
ARTICLE in Educational Leadership (Vol 59, No. 1, 2001)
"Creating the Space to Learn."