While in high school, I was always "good" at math and placed in the advanced classes. I graduated high school with the intention of getting my degree in electrical engineering. Specifically, I wanted to do research and development on computer hardware (optical storage to be exact). But I always struggled. In college, I had to retake most of my math classes until I took a class with a very inspiring teacher. He made the class interesting, engaging, and an amazing place to learn. I thought to myself, "If I had a teacher like this in High School, maybe I wouldn't have struggled so much." And thus began my journey. I earned a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Washington, Tacoma in 2012. I had intended to enroll in the Masters of Education program at UWT, but life happens. I married my high school sweetheart after 15 years apart and all of a sudden had a mortgage, a wife, and three kids to support. I got a job with the state department of Agriculture in their food safety lab where I worked for 5 months until reduced funding eliminated my position. I worked a few different jobs over the years with the longest ste3nt of two years as a glass handler at Cardinal Glass in Tumwater. One day out of the blue I got an email (I was on the UW listserv) that a school was looking for a Math teacher. Anyone with a Bachelor's degree could apply. I got the job and began my career with a key, a book, and zero experience. Fast forward 5 years, I now hold a Masters of Education with a focus on Special Education from Pacific Lutheran University. This will be my fourth year at Timberline. I am proud to call myself a Blazer and I would have never dreamed of working with such passionate and dedicated educators as I do now. I hope my story inspires you to always strive to reach your full potential. Life is a journey and I am happy to learn and grow with my students on this adventure known as life.
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