I joined the Open School community in 2002. I spent my first ten years in the Elementary program as both an advisor and an Instructional Coach. I've been a Foundations (middle level) advisor ever since!
Wisconsin and Minnesota are considered my "childhood homes" - I am often found celebrating the latest Wisconsin Badgers win in all sports or sharing my stories of the mosquitoes and lakes where I spent my childhood. Colorado is now my "home" and I couldn't imagine a better place for my love of learning and adventure!
I believe in experiential learning - getting your hands dirty - in order to truly push oneself. I also believe that every child (and adult) has gifts that can be explored through different learning styles and experiences. Most of my classes involve some sort of fabulous reading selection and a wilderness adventure - mountains, valleys, rivers, and lakes. Come join us for a learning journey!