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Eastern Oregon University (Art--Education)
Eastern Oregon University (Graduate Coursework)
Since a high school teenager, I have worked with children of all ages, and since 2005, as a local foreign exchange coordinator, matching student's interests with those of a host family. It has been fun learning about other cultures, making new friends, and helping over 80 teens from all over the world come to live their "dream" with American families in north Idaho over the last 10+ years.
As an educator, I am a certified teacher, having taught a variety of art classes (pottery, drawing, painting), English, Yearbook, and Title 1, to students ranging in age from 6 years to 18 years. I love teaching what I know to others, and in the past have also taught skiing. These days I work a flexible schedule, substituting at schools in north Idaho (Sandpoint & Bonners Ferry), as well as being a local foreign exchange coordinator, and enjoying the outdoors (skiing, hiking, biking), and when possible, creating things such as hand-dyed scarves, organic breads, jams, sauces and mustards, and photography (a life-long passion). I enjoy helping others be successful, and it gives me great pleasure to know I have made a difference in someone's life. :)
A passion for writing, experience teaching English (and Yearbook) to high school students
Experience as a Title 1 teacher, working in small groups, individually, and classrooms, as well as many years substituting for teachers and staff at Lake Pend Oreille and Boundary County school districts.
A life-long passion for the arts, specifically photography, as well as pottery, drawing and painting. I also have a B.S. in Art, and after graduating from college, returned to attain my teacher certification. Much of my experience as a certified teacher was teaching a variety of art classes to students in grades 7 through 12.
A life-long passion of cooking. As a middle school student, my first experience with learning to cook was in home economics, which is where my passion for cooking began. I have collected recipes and cookbooks since then, always looking for something new to create. My brother-in-law has lived in Thailand for many years, and I have also traveled to a few countries, so cooking international foods is something I also enjoy. Cooking from scratch vs. a box or kit is my preference, and I have also created my own recipes, with the intent to write a cookbook one of these days.
Thank you for reading my profile and interests. You can count on my caring ways, and passion to help others be successful, as well as yearn to do a quality job. I have a variety of experience and knowledge, and a life-long desire to learn more in life, and would love to share that with those who share the same desire of being successful. Since a high school teenager, I have worked with children of all ages, and since 2005, as a local foreign exchange coordinator, matching student's interests with those of a host family. It has been fun learning about other cultures, making new friends, and helping over 80 teens from all over the world come to live their "dream" with American
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I have a life-long passion for cooking, love to be creative, and cook from scratch vs. a box.
I love good food, and have been doing it so long, that often don't even measure; I just go by experience.
If something fails or does not perform to my satisfaction, will work at it until the recipe comes out to my satisfaction and/or perfection.
My first teaching assignment required teaching drawing, and I have taught it to students for years.
In college, as an undergraduate I took every art course offered, with the exception of glassblowing, due to the expense of the materials.
I have many art books available as a resource to offer students, should they need additional help.
At the age of 12 my father gave me a camera, which began a life-long passion of photography.
In college I took photography and learned how to develop my own film and prints, and while a student worked for a local newspaper as their photography assistant--in addition, I worked as an independent (photographer) contractor for the Eastern Oregonian, a major newspaper.
The Oregon Arts Commission selected two of my photos for a permanent display on the walls of the humanities building (Loso Hall) at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon.