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Please answer the following questions in the box below to introduce yourself to your excursion group and the rest of the GEA community
6. One word that describes you:
7. Three interesting things about you:
8. A great classroom is where...
9. GEA Programs I have attended or am currently enrolled in:
10. One of my favorite adventures was at...
1. What is your title/position?
2. What is the name of your school, school district, or place of employment?
3. What country and (if applicable) state are you from?
4. What grade(s) are you teaching? (if applicable)
5. What subject(s) do you teach? (if applicable)
Finally, please upload a photo of your favorite adventure!
Title/Position: Elementary Learning Coach
Name of School & School District: Bloomington Elementary/Washington County School District
Country/State: USA, Utah
Currently Teaching: Teacher Mentor for K-5
Subjects Taught: All Elementary Core Content
One Word That Describes Me: Ambitious
Three Interesting Things About Me: I am the 2nd oldest of 9 children in my family. I love most sports, especially BYU football and Atlanta Braves baseball. I don't love reading--but when I find a book I like, I can't do anything else until it's finished.
A Great Classroom is Where: A great classroom is well organized so that routines, procedures, and expectations are understood by all but aren't so restrictive that students are hesitant to learn. A great classroom has a proper structure where teachers and students can learn and interact together, where students can work independently or with others, and where students are comfortable taking risks as a part of their learning. There is almost always a buzz of noise that shows students are engaged in conversation about their learning. The classroom teacher serves as both and instructor and facilitator of learning and is able to manage a variety of learning structures so students are engaged in student led learning experiences rather than teacher lectures.
GEA Programs I Have Attended: 2014 Scandinavia, 2016 & 2018 East Africa, 2019 Southeast Asia, 2021 Escalante--Grand Staircase
Favorite Adventures: There are too many adventures to choose only one. One of my unexpected favorites though was rafting the Nile River as part of the 2016 East Africa GEA program.