Southeast Campus, SCOM 214
Portland Community College
Current Schedule: Spring Term, 2020
Math 243 Online
Math 243 Remote (may return to face-to-face if the college is able to reopen, but you can finish remotely if needed)
Tutoring Center Hours for Spring Term:
The tutoring center is going to experiment with remote tutoring.
Check here for tutoring center updates
Free online tutoring is still available
Office hours will be on Zoom in D2L or by appointment
Tentative Future Schedule
I am currently the SE campus Math Department Chair. That means I will be teaching fewer classes for about 3 years.
Summer 2020: Math 243 online (8-week compressed)
Fall 2020: Math 243 online and Math 243 face-to-face (flipped class)
Winter 2021: Math 243 online and Math 243 face-to-face (flipped class)
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 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 13 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.