I am... a teacher, learner, mentor, friend, sister, teacher educator, advocate, ally, feminist, volunteer, daughter, INFJ, Enneagram 5, introvert, and a really bad dancer. I regularly trip over flat surfaces which may or may not be correlated to my mad dancing skillz.
I do ... teacher education and preparation, mentoring, advocacy for exceptionalities (particularly my own), writing (critical pedagogy and socially just education), and pedagogical excellence; technology is one of my favorite tools in all of these. I am thrilled to have joined the Education Department at Gustavus where I supervise student teachers, read and advise for edTPA student writing, and teach various courses including EDU 350, EDU 389, and EDU 268. I am developing a J-term course related to education in island cultures which I plan to initiate in January, 2018. My profile photo is from a reconnaissance trip to St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies for that course; it's a fantastic island!
I love... the usual (reading, traveling, the outdoors, a great beach, cooking, gardening, taking pictures), the unusual (particularly in the arts), and beauty (which I find pretty much any place I look). Ask me what I'm reading or tell me where to find great Thai food and I'll enjoy our conversation a good long time.
Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum, & Instruction/Culture and Teaching from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities; M.Ed. in Special Education/Deaf-Hard of Hearing Education from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities; B.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Areas of Expertise
Pre- and in-service teacher education, Special Education and Dis/Ability, Deaf/Hard of Hearing topics, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Research, Narrative Inquiry, Teacher Action Research, Urban Education, Social Justice Pedagogy and Research, Mentoring & Teacher Induction, and Technology-based instruction/differentiation
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|EDU-350||Reading in the Content Areas||4||2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA|
|EDU-389||Inclusive Classrooms||4||2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA|
|EDU-268||Orientation to Teaching||2||2016/JN and 2015/JN|