I'm a teacher, writer, and thinker by training, and I'm ready for new challenges in my life.
Treasure State Correctional Training Center (State of Montana)
- Arts - Literature/Spoken Word
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Serving on a Board
- Career Opportunities
- Leadership Opportunities
program development, curriculum development, organization, research, writing (primarily non-fiction), summarizing, interdisciplinary thinking, collaboration
I’ve led classrooms of learners (including English language learners) from ages 14-65 since 2008, and I’ve led small work groups of my peers, both in education and in correctional program development. I have an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in History. I’ve taken so much and such a variety of training that it’s hard to summarize it, but a fair bit of it has been on leadership topics. I am a thinker AND a doer.
I crave an opportunity for greater leadership, especially professionally but also on a volunteer basis in my community. This is the challenge I’m ready and looking for!
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
If you have a volunteer or paid leadership position that requires anything like my knowledge and skills, I’d love to hear from you! I am also very willing to share my experiences in education, League of Women Voters, higher education, and/or state government (corrections) with anyone who’s interested. Like many people, I think, I feel under-accomplished to position myself as a mentor, but I am ready to put myself out there and try.
I work in adult education currently with the Montana Department of Corrections and love how this career path has put me in contact with so many skilled, dedicated coworkers. I have a long commute, but when I’m not working or driving, I like to garden, read, and appreciate all that the city of Missoula has to offer. I love to support local and Montana businesses. My husband and I and our two dogs are honestly living the dream in our little slice of Montana heaven!