Denver, CO, 80206
Joined on September, 2011
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EducationBA English with minors in Creative Writing and Philosophy from Southern Illinois University, MFA Creative Writing (poetry) from Goddard College 2011
ExperienceI hold weekly meetings, one on one and in small groups, for people who want to know more about poetry and writing in general. This is a joy for me. Reading, writing, and discussing literary and cultural works are my great passions.
I think literacy is one of the most important tools, especially in our evolving information society. Finding and supporting student interests is of key importance to my teaching and learning style. I'm a product of a progressive learning system and believe in a student freedom while supporting and developing student initiative. And this does mean, for me, that test scores don't really thrill me as much as personal growth and developing of a passion for words and knowledge.
My goals, though primarily focused on helping people identify and pursue their own goals, are to promote critical reading and writing skills, as well as to promote creativity.
I have always been involved in working with youth, believing in their role in constructing the future. Also, I am always grateful to work with older learners who want to study books and writing. I will work as a editor, mentor, and thankfully, a fellow learner.
Literary arts and the humanities are an integral part in introducing student to the world and themselves.
I was a Americorp mentor with inner city kids in St Louis, and I also worked with students in a juvenile facility as a coach and counselor.
Hobbiesi try to collaborate with artists with varied degrees of success. I ride a motorcycle all over the country. I golf with my dad. I hike fourteeners. I wrench on and build my own bikes. I play with my cats, Tuck and Chiyo, and take care of an out of control family of aloe plants. Also, I admit I have a great weakness for Sunday brunch.
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