Hello from a Minnesota refugee! As a competitive triathlete, I definitely prefer California, where I've lived since 1980. We can enjoy the ocean all year!
I'm a multi-degreed teacher who graduated with an English-PE degree from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), a Special Education Master's degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills, and a Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Master's degree from San Diego State University. I hold current credentials in English, PE, and Special Education.
My teaching experience ranges from junior high to college, and English to adapted PE. I've taught in Ventura, Ojai, and Oxnard, as well as in San Diego. I currently teach with the Ventura Adult Education program and am excitedly promoting my recently-published two-book set, "Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors: A Lifeline to New Connections" and "Brain Injury Rewiring for Loved Ones..." (Idyll Arbor, 2010).
In addition to working with students of all ages and abilities, I love training for triathlons because with swimming, bicycling, and running, it's never boring! I also board and kayak surf, lift weights, and practice yoga. To balance body-mind-and spirit, I sing with the Gold Coast Community Chorus and usher at many performing arts events.
To engage you in your studies, I use whatever works! If we use all your senses to learn, we find what works best for us as well as what we prefer. Success is based on repeating what works! I'm eager to connect with you-- you CAN be a good student!!
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