August 2018-April 2021 (Expected)
Fort Lewis College
M.A. in Education with initial teacher licensure.
800+ supervised teacher practicum hours over course of first year of program.
Course work includes: Content Methods, Content Literacy, Engaging Learning Environments I/II, Student Teaching I/II.
August 2011-October 2014
B.S. in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.
Outdoor leadership and education focused program comprising of management, research, professional development courses, and a 90 day wilderness expedition.
Course work includes: Fundamentals of Leadership, Program Planning, Outdoor Adventure Skills, Service Learning I/II, Wilderness Literacy, Recreational Land Use Ethics, Organization and Supervision of Outdoor Pursuits.
August 2019-May 2020
English Language Arts Teacher
Dolores Middle School
7th and 8th grade English Language Arts teacher. 8th grade advisory teacher. High School Knowledge Bowl Coach.
Member of 8th grade advisory team.
January 2019-May 2019
Escalante Middle School
Full-time student teacher instructing two classes of 7th grade Language Arts, two classes of 7th grade Social Studies, and one class of 8th grade AVID.
Working closely with Cooperating Teacher to design and implement student-centered Expeditionary Learning and Project-Based Learning curriculum.
August 2018-December 2018
Field Practicum Intern
Mountain Middle School
Teacher observation and supervised instruction in 8th grade Humanities classroom.
Receiving coaching, monitoring, conferencing, evaluation and appropriate support to initiate, rehearse and demonstrate teacher-craft from college faculty and attending school staff.
October 2016-May 2018
Lead Field Guide
Wilderness field guide facilitating day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, canyoneering and rock climbing activities, as well as discussions with therapeutically desired outcomes.
Primary responsibilities include ensuring physical safety, creating emotionally safe environment, aiding in student experience processing, and assisting students in developing new coping skills and strategies.
Secondary responsibilities include coordinating logistics with other departments, working alongside clinical team with student assessment, creating and upholding group cultures across company.
May 2014-August 2019
Lead Field Instructor
Colorado Outward Bound School
Leadville, CO; Marble, CO; Moab, UT
Wilderness field instructor on mountaineering, alpine backpacking and canyoneering courses.
Primary responsibilities include management of all technical situations, student behavior management, effective course delivery, creating a safe environment, character development, improving leadership skills and building a desire to serve.
Populations served include: 12-18 ,18+, military veterans.
November 2011-May 2014
Lead Instructor & Staff Trainer
Cornell Outdoor Education
Lead Instructor: Rock climbing, backpacking, backcountry photography, trail running, cross country skiing
Teaching Assistant: Wilderness Medicine
Staff Development: New staff hiring and training, vertical rescue trainer
June 2012-August 2012
June 2013-August 2013
Rock Climbing Programs
Putnam Station, NY
Rock climbing trip leader: Leading kids ages 6-14 on single day to four day long rocking climbing trips.
Climbing included bouldering, single pitch top-roping, & Multi pitch climbing.
Lead trips in the Adirondack Mountains, Shawangunk Ridge, and Rumney Rocks.