I grew up on Clackamas and Cowlitz land, with a love of the rain and a growing curiosity about the relationships between humans and the land, waters, and life we share this world with. After studying elementary education in college, I spent time up and down the West Coast as a recess coach, an after-school program coordinator, and early childhood program administrator.
I came to IslandWood for its emphasis on justice and equity as being foundational to environmental education. As an aspiring elementary school teacher, I’m excited to spend this year diving into culturally sustaining pedagogy, teaching as a form of resistance, and the power and joy of learning that happens outside of a classroom.
When not teaching and learning with all of you, you can find me reading, playing the violin, running, or cooking with friends and family. I’m excited to get to know you soon!
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300
IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor
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