In my teaching, scholarship, and community work, I aim to support understandings and actions related to place-conscious, historically-connected, and community-centered education. I began this work over 20 years ago, working with educators to create experiential curriculum about historically significant streets and buildings. This work has continued to expand by working with amazing educators and aspiring educators as a co-creator of Evergreen’s MiT Community Teaching Pathway. My collaborative scholarship can be found in journals such as History of Education Quarterly, Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education.
Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Washington, 2015; M.Ed., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Washington, 2006; B.A., Political Science, Macalester College, 1999.
My teaching style is collaborative, discussion-based, and experiential. I aim to create assignments that build on each other; that connect with mentor texts; and that connect with our own experiences and visions for a society of joy and justice. Most recently, as part of a grant-supported team of educators, I am working to develop pedagogies and curriculum that more fully connect to the land and waters of Evergreen's 1000 acres.