Master of Science
Nova Southeastern University, 2001
Major: Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Western Washington University, 1991
Major: Elementary Education
Bachelor of Arts
Western Washington University, 1980
Major: Outdoor Recreation
Director / Teacher
Swan School, Port Townsend, WA
Director of educational programs offered at the school while simultaneously team-teaching a 3-5 intermediate multiage classroom. In charge of overseeing educational program and staff while maintaining school vision. Provided educational direction and input as the school added two new buildings, doubling the physical size of the campus. Created and implemented staff evaluation process. Instituted a consistent parent feedback / survey process in addition to an objective and consistent admissions process. Led staff in creating and implementing a behavioral plan which includes consistent school-wide community expectations. Created and implemented Student Review Team to provide an objective and colaborative forum to help students who are experiencing academic, social, or behavioral difficulties. Oversaw adoption and implementation of mathematics curriculum. Currently leading staff in refining and updating reading curriculum (06-07). Provide consistent communication to parents through monthly newsletter and school-wide parent meetings. Conduct weekly staff meetings. Help formulate school policies with Board of Directors as well as implement those policies. Work with board and staff in long range planning as pertains to educational aspects of the school.
Chimacum Elementary School, Chimacum
School District, Chimacum, WA
Taught single-grade classrooms for grades 3 and 4. Team-taught a 2-3 multiage classroom. Taught an intermediate multiage classroom of children in grades 3, 4, and 5. Was involved in curriculum renewal process as: member of overseeing Chimacum Curriculum Committee, member of Reading Subject Area Committee, member of Math Subject Area Committee, and Chairperson of Social Studies Subject Area Committee. Was an active member of: Chimacum Elementary School Site Council, Chimacum Elementary School Improvement Planning Team, Chimacum's Special Education Partnership Team as well as Talented and Gifted Team. Instituted Professional Literature Circles. Taught several teacher inservice classes including: Differentiation, AppleWorks 6 for Teachers and Students, Use of the Internet, and Management of Computer Lab. Mentored four student teachers as well as a number of university practicum students. Created and maintained websites for the Chimacum Intermediate Multiage Program and Chimacum Elementary School.
September 1991-June 2005
City University, Albright
School of Education, MIT Program, Port Hadlock Campus, Port Hadlock,
Taught ETC 519, Curriculum and Instruction (3 credit course) and ETC 544, Social Studies: Concepts and Methods (4 credit course). Course preparation included modification of syllabi and assignments to match class schedule. Instruction modeled differentiation, cooperative learning, and constructivist instructional methods among others.
January 2004-March 2005
Western Washington University,
Extended Education and Summer Programs, Port Angeles Campus,
Port Angeles, WA
Taught ELED 425, Social Studies for the Elementary School, a four credit course for preservice teachers. Course preparation included text selection, syllabus creation, and lesson planning. As part of assessment, students completed 5 projects that included state standards as well as technology application. The course was very favorably evaluated.
January 2003-March 2003
Quilcene School District, Quilcene, WA
Taught sixth grade language arts, math, and science classes. Half-time position.
January 1991-June 1991
Multiage Consulting Services
Have provided consulting services to districts, schools, programs, and teachers focusing on multiage educational practices. Topics covered have included: multiage classroom organization and management, curriculum and instructional strategies, teaching math in a multiage setting, managing math in multiage and differentiated classrooms, and project-based learning.
Interests - personal
Camping, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, travel, reading, gardening, and computers - created and maintain Multiage-Education.Com.