Ms. Agren

Professional Biography

  • Meet Ms. Agren (she/her/they/them)
     
    I grew up around western Washington and graduated from high school in Yelm, Washington in 2001. I love to travel and learn how different people live around the world. My experiences living abroad have given me a deeper understanding of American culture and ways of life, which I hope to share with my students.
     
    At home here in Washington, I love gardening, climbing, hiking, foraging, cooking, baking, and taking care of my cat and my chickens!

    I earned my BA with an emphasis in political economy and globalization studies from The Evergreen State College in 2005 and my Masters in Teaching from Evergreen in 2007, with endorsements in middle level humanities and secondary social studies. I worked as a resident assistant and summer instructor at EF International Language School in Olympia while I earned my graduate degree. From 2007 to 2008, I taught English as a foreign language at Banghak Middle School in Seoul, South Korea. From 2010 to 2012, I taught oral English and writing as a Peace Corps volunteer at the Chongqing University of Science and Technology in Chongqing, China.  I speak conversational Mandarin at an intermediate level. I have also tutored in a variety of subjects, both as an AVID tutor and a private tutor. I began teaching social studies at Chinook Middle School in the fall of 2013, and I earned my National Board Certification in 2018.

    I love teaching, because I get to work with amazing young people and learn more about our shared history and our community everyday. I teach here at Chinook Middle School because I believe in the CMS mission statement, Critical Thinkers and Contributing Citizens for a Better World. It was my mission before I worked here, and I came here to work in a place that matched my values. I want to help make the world a better place by helping my students grow as critical thinkers and contributing citizens.

    One thing I promise is to try daily to make you feel empowered because your existence matters in our community. 

    The things I will hold myself and you accountable to in this class are working hard and helping each other learn and grow.

     

Schedule

    • Advisory - House Zhuque of Pride South 
    • Period 1 - Planning
    • Period 2 - 7th grade Social Studies 
    • Period 3 - 7th grade Social Studies- Highly Capable
    • Period 4 - 7th grade Social Studies
    • Period 5 - 7th grade Social Studies
    • Period 6 - 7th grade Social Studies