Southeast Campus, SCOM 214
Portland Community College
Fall 2022: Math 105 web and Math 105 hybrid In person
PCC Tutoring Info
Free online tutoring is also available
My student office hours will be a combination of in person, tutoring center and Zoom and you can also schedule appointments at other times.
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 more year.
Winter 2023: Math 243 web
Spring 2023: Math 243 web and Math 243 hybrid in person
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 20 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.