This site has been created for ED 630, Classroom Integration of Tool Software, which is in partial fulfillment of the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at the University of Alaska, Southeast.
A little bit about me...
I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and was raised in Eagle River, Alaska. I attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in literature. I began to love college once I started taking literature courses and became an English major. After I graduated I took 2 years off. In those 2 years I moved around, traveled some, read a lot and wrote a little. I worked at a coffee shop and a restaurant but then I fell into a job which led me to believe I wanted to be a teacher. I began to work for the Rural Alaska Honor's Institute in Fairbanks, Alaska. RAHI is a college prep program for rural Alaska and Alaska Native high school students. Working for RAHI lent many wonderful things to me: I spent 2 summers in sunny Fairbanks, tutored high school students, spent copious amounts of time talking and laughing with my students, learned about different Alaska native tribes, and traveled to Point Barrow. After working for RAHI, I decided to try substitute teaching for a school year and that solidified my desire to work with high school students in an academic setting.
Last year my goals were to do a triathlon (check), cook more (check) and read the book Ulysses (half check).This year my goals are to learn how to bake bread (2 loaves and counting), draw a sphere (slowly but surely), run 8 miles on a (semi) regular basis and earn my M.A.T.