I am so excited to be a member of the education team at Northwest College Support! As an educator, I believe in the mission at NWCS to provide support to students through relationships that recognize unique stories, student voices, and the contributions our students can give to the world. Every student we support possesses talents and gifts that can be fostered and nurtured through effective adult to adult communication, encouraging self-monitoring and responsibility, maintaining reliable and sustainable interventions, and allowing time for every interaction to be a teachable moment.
Academic struggles of my own led me to pursue a career in education. I have always wanted to provide support to students that may have otherwise fallen through the cracks and gotten lost in the crowd. Throughout my college education and time as a public school teacher, I focused my degree on gaining the skills needed to create a classroom that celebrated creativity, unique gifts, and multiple learning styles every student brings to the academic environment. I believe this type of support is necessary when working with young adults that need a non-traditional approach to education.
I graduated from Boise State University with a BA in secondary education. I hold a teaching license in English Language Arts in Idaho, and I am currently working on a Master’s degree in Learning and Technology. I worked as a high school English teacher for 10 years, teaching both online and in the physical classroom before switching to NWCS. I loved my time as a public school teacher, but believe the shift to providing education support within Northwest College Support’s young adult transition program is where I am meant to be.
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Book Thief
Pride and Prejudice
Out of the Dust
Grapes of Wrath
A River Runs Through It
When I am not providing support to our students, you may find me spending time with my husband and two children, running, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, sailing, cooking, or traveling!