Southeast Campus, SCOM 214
Portland Community College
Summer 2021: Math 105 online (8-week compressed)
Tutoring Center Hours:
Remote Tutoring on Zoom
Free online tutoring is still available
My office hours will be on Zoom in D2L or by appointment
Tentative Future Schedule
I am currently serving as the SE campus Math Department Chair. That means I will be teaching fewer classes for about 1-2 more years.
Fall 2021: Math 243 online and Math 105 hybrid remote
Winter 2022: Math 243 or 105 online and Mth 243 hybrid (face-to-face or remote)
Spring 2022: Math 243 online
My goal is to create safer, inclusive and supportive learning cultures in my math classes at PCC. Students report feeling comfortable and connected in a math class which can heal math anxiety and prior trauma.
I view math as a vehicle for problem solving, critical thinking, persistence, resilience, kindness, equity and empowerment. My focus is to build relationships with respect and trust. I create innovative and engaging, culturally relevant classroom activities. I have a social justice theme in my classes. I strive to make education equitable and inspire students to overcome barriers and keep working hard to achieve their goals.
In addition to teaching at PCC for 15 years, I have professional experience as a Euro/Celtic shamanic healer. I studied with teacher Shannon Kelly for eight years. As I healed and overcame my personal trauma, I helped others to do the same. My classroom can be a healing experience for students with anxiety or a history of trauma. I have facilitated many healing groups and professional development workshops for social workers, nurses and teachers.
Please feel free to email me with any questions. I look forward to connecting with you.