Carolyn, forever and always a Portlander, was born and raised here in Oregon. After spending a few years finding her way at and participating in activism at Oregon State University she transferred to Portland State University. Carolyn received her BS in Organismal Biology in 2005, but will always be a OSU Beaver at heart. She then went on to get her Masters in Education at University of Portland.
Carolyn has been interested in teaching ever since her first experience as a high school counselor at outdoor school at age 16. She continued to have more teaching experiences by working in camps as a naturalist, camp counselor, and science instructor. Whether she was tying knots, lighting fires, launching rockets, or building Lego towers she was teaching. She received her first ‘real’ job teaching 8th grade science at Reynolds Middle School. Then Carolyn was lucky enough to teach for a year at a bilingual school in central Taiwan.
When not teaching Carolyn enjoys playing sports, especially dragon boating. She has been practicing and competing for the last 6 years. She enjoys other outdoor activities like camping, biking, and hiking. To relax and unwind Carolyn works on puzzles and builds with Legos. She loves sushi, coffee, and chocolate. She lives with her amazing wife and young son. Both of whom she is blessed to have in her life and make her a better person.
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Steve was born and raised in a small town in Upstate New York. He graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in Political Science then spent a few years working in the Outdoor Education field. He worked at an Outdoor School in New Hampshire then spent a year at a boarding school teaching and guiding trips in the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire.
After stints working in California and Colorado he started a graduate program in Experiential Education in Minnesota before finally settling down in Portland to earn his MAT from Lewis & Clark College. Since graduating Steve has taught 8th grade at Catlin Gabel and 7th and 8th grade at Wood Middle School in Wilsonville.
When not teaching, Steve loves spending time outside. In the summers you will see him riding his bike and training for triathlons, as well as rock climbing, kayaking and backpacking with his partner and beloved pooch Eddy.
Autumn means cyclocross and winters are spent backcountry skiing. Steve lives in North Portland and any other free time is spent with friends, coaching on a triathlon team, in the garden and kitchen or just relaxing at a coffee shop.