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"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
 
I love this quote from Arthur Ashe; it sums up my approach to teaching and learning. Whether you are trying to have a conversation in Spanish, or score a try in touch rugby, or prepare a savory supper salad, I promise you will end up with more knowledge and skill than when you started class.
 
CLASSES I teach at Columbia High School
Physical Education
Health
Spanish IA & IB
 
ELECTIVE CLASSES I teach at Henkle Middle School
Farm to Table
Touch Rugby
Spanish I & II
Spanish for Native Speakers
About Maestra Cray
I grew up in New York and Massachusetts, the youngest of five children and the only girl.  I graduated from Newburyport High School in 1982, and came to Portland, Oregon to attend college.  That was my first trip west of the Hudson River, my first time seeing snow-capped volcanoes, and my first glimpse of really big trees and really broad deserts.  I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and have lived here ever since.
 
I live in Bingen, Washington with my husband, Howard Bulick (a Power Plant Electrician at Bonneville Dam), my son, Eddy Bulick (a 5th grade student at WPSIS), a regal Siamese cat named Siri, and a sweet Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Bonny.  I love hiking, swimming, mushroom hunting, rock hounding, camping, and travelling in Spanish-speaking countries.
 
In 2008 I joined the staff of Columbia High School as a Prevention Specialist and became a classroom teacher in 2015.  
 
Education
Bachelor of Arts (Biology) Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Masters in Teaching Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington
 
Employment Experience
Teacher (Spanish, Science, Health, English) at Columbia High School, Lyle High School, The Language Academy (San Diego, CA) and Standley Middle School (San Diego, CA)
Prevention Specialist, Columbia High School
Botanist and Ecologist (USDA Forest Service), Pacific Northwest Region
Line Cook (Oregon, Florida, Massaschusetts)