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About Me


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University of Washington, 1981-1987

Bachelor of Arts in History; Bachelor of Arts in English

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Seattle University, 1988-1989.

Washington State Teaching Certification Program: Grades 4-12 English, History, & Social Studies

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Portland State University, 1998-2000

Masters of Science in Education; Curriculum & Instruction, with a research focus in online instruction.


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Columbia High School, 1992-Present.

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Sylvester Middle School, Burien, Washington, 1989-1992.

Awards & Honors

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National Board of Professional Teachers Certification, in Adolescent/Young Adult Social Studies, 2005;

Renewal, 2014.

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White Salmon Valley School District Teacher of the Year, 2006 and 2009.


Washington State Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Education Award, 2000.

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Washington State Coach of the Year, 1A Boys Soccer, 2009.

2009 State Soccer Champions, 1A Boys Soccer!  Go Bruins!

TriCo League Coach of the Year, 1A Boys Soccer, 2004 and 2007.

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Educational technology projects, including ESD112's TELDEC and Sustainable Classroom Grants, NWREL's Classrooms@Work Tools@Hand and the Gates Foundation's Teacher Leadership Project.

Most recently, I've been pursuing game based learning design using 3D Game Lab, where I am a Beta Teacher.

3D GameLab Teacher Badge 3D GameLab Designer Badge