“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.”


My vision for education is to:

  • create learning environments and communities founded on relationship and belonging that are sensitive to the social-emotional needs of those in the learning community
  • embrace challenge, learning and growth of the whole person
  • inspire curiosity and engagement
  • explore life’s big questions
  • foster a commitment to excellence
  • engage people in a diversity of ways
  • creatively approach the joy and work of learning


  • BA Cornell College, Elementary Education and Environmental Studies
  • Professional Teaching License, State of Iowa and State of Illinois


  • Teacher
    • 2nd Grade
    • 2nd/3rd Grade English Dual Language
    • 5th Grade
    • 5th/6th Grade Blended Classroom
    • 4th-8th Grade Gifted and Talented
    • 6th-8th Grade science/social studies (100% refugee students)
    • 9th Grade World Religions (100% refugee students)
    • 9th Grade Intro Seminar
    • 10th Grade ELA
    • 11th Grade US History (100% refugee students)
    • Substitute (Short and Long-term)
  • Religious Educator
    • preschool through adult
    • Teaching Assistant for graduate level Intro to Pastoral Care course
    • Teaching preceptor for graduate level Scripture Reading Practicum for 1st year MDiv students
  • Outdoor Programs Facilitator
  • Canoe Instructor
  • Wilderness Trip Leader
  • Swim Instructor
  • Tutor


  • Curriculum Planning using Curriculum by Design, Project Based Learning, EL Education and creative integration of themes
  • Community building with a focus on belonging
  • One-on-one mentoring and support
  • American Canoe Association (Flatwater Canoe Instructor)
  • American Red Cross (Lifeguarding and CPR/First Aid)
  • Wilderness Medical Associates  (Wilderness First Aid)
  • Mental Health First Aid


  • Restorative Justice
  • Social-Emotional Learning
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