For over ten years, I have been a teaching artist and youth worker, bringing dynamic mentorship, artistic skill building and leadership development to young folks, across ages, backgrounds, bodies, minds and learning styles.
Recent Teaching Experience
University of Washington Expository Writing Program
Pre-doctoral Instructor, September 2020 – current
Teaching First Year Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Washington Seattle.
Richard Hugo House
Scribes Teacher, Summer 2020 – current
Curriculum development and facilitation of poetry curriculum for 9th-12th graders for a Creative Writing Summer Camp called Scribes.
Kadima Reconstructionist Community
Kadima School Teacher, September 2018 – current
Curriculum development and facilitation for 3-5th graders and 8th-12th on topics of social justice, Jewish education, social justice organizing and grassroots fundraising.
Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (WITS)
Writer in Residence, September 2019 – June 2020
Curriculum development and facilitation of poetry curriculum for 9th graders at West Seattle High School.
Youth Speaks Seattle and Arts Corps
Veteran Master Teaching Artist, June 2017 – August 2020
Creating and facilitating poetry and spoken word curriculum for youth 3rd grader to 12th grade. Teaching grounded in youth development practices such YPQA, 21st Century Skills, Creative Habits of Mind and SEL.