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Kerry's Stanford graduation 2010

ABOUT KERRY

Education is my passion.  The last 12 years have been dedicated to public education in elementary school, middle school, high school, and beyond.

 

I have worked with students in a wide variety of settings and with a wide range of needs. I have had great success with at-risk students, high-achieving students, and students with learning differences. By developing strong relationships with my students, I recognize their unique gifts, and I help build their confidence. I have developed a character education curriculum that focuses on student superpowers and provides support when they need to develop and hone their character.

 

In addition to classroom teaching, I have provided individualized after-school tutoring and have been a full-time teacher in an at-home setting. I have been deeply involved in curriculum development throughout my career, including creating science curricula using the Ambitious Science Teaching framework.

 

I am inspired by working with students and helping them navigate their educational path.  

Education:

  • Stanford University, Master of Arts in Education. Credentialed in Science and Math 2010

  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrative Biology 2007

  • University of California at Berkeley, Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning - Anticipated completion June 2023

  • Trained in AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination), Constructing Meaning, Ambitious Science Teaching, and Design Thinking

  • National Board Certified

For more info, visit Kerry's LinkedIn Page:

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Tessa's graduation, SPU, 2015

ABOUT TESSA

I am a qualified elementary education and special education teacher with experience working with children from early years up to high school age. I have a strong background in creating individual academic learning programs, teaching executive functioning skills, and supporting social skill development. I love working together with children and families to provide a well- rounded approach that addresses the family’s needs. 

Over my teaching career, I have worked with a wide range of student abilities and have used multiple teaching approaches, including 1:1 support and over Zoom. I have led teacher trainings, attended conferences, and attained additional graduate certificates to support my passion for educating children. I am dedicated to continuing professional development and learning experiences that help me better assist the families I work with.


I took time off from classroom teaching to raise my three boys, and I am now supporting individual students and families with their education goals. I would love to talk to you about your child's needs and goals. I am available for academic tutoring, individualized curriculum planning, teaching executive functioning skills, and social skills support.

Education:​

  • Arizona State University, Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis 2019

  • Seattle Pacific University, Master's in Special Education and Teaching 2015

  • University of Washington, Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2010

  • Beyond the Basics: Advanced Applications of TEACCH Principles and Practices 2018

For more info, visit Tessa's LinkedIn Page: 

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