Chase grew up in a forest on the Colorado front range. He has been living in the Pacifc Northwest for 16 years and has been known to enjoy hiking, spending time in nature and gardening. During that time he attended and graduated from both Gonzaga University as well as Pacific University. Chase has taught abroad and has been working with alternative youth for 17 years. Chase believes students do well when they can and wants to assist students in discovering the tools they need to reach success with themselves, their community and nature.
I completed my teacher training at Marylhurst University and have education in Human Studies and Graphic Design and Marketing as well. I have been in education since 2012 and a licensed teacher since 2015. I live in Silverton with my family, which includes my son, my dog and my guinea pig!
I wanted to be a teacher because I believe every student deserves someone who believes in them and their future. I love teaching here because we value our relationships with our students as well as the content we teach them. I believe that success is as different as people are and I want to help students find their version of success.
I graduated from Chemeketa Community College with my Associates Degree in Accounting in 2005. It wasn’t until years later in 2015 that I became the Office Manager at EHCS. When the school finally got settled at its permanent home, I then took over the business operations for the school as well. I became interested in Accounting years earlier after taking a college bookkeeping class right out of high school.
However, that was about the same time I met my husband, got married & had a family. So school was put on the back burner until years later when I was able to go back to college & graduate with my degree.
One of the many things I hope to pass on to our students is the determination to never give up. Your life might take a direction you didn’t expect but that doesn’t mean great opportunities won’t come along. I found that out for myself when I was able to go back to school later in life. When I finally did, I understood and appreciated the value & hard work it took to achieve an education. It is important we all remember, it’s never too late; you are never too old and yes life gets in the way but once you have your education, it can never be taken away. It is worth your time & effort so hang in there & keep trying until you can accomplish what you set out too, no matter how long it takes or how many detours you had to navigate along the way.
Maggie is our new middle school and high school Mathematics/Science teacher. she has been teaching students from Preschool through 12th grade as well as adults at the collegiate level for the last 13 years. She is a graduate of Central Oregon Community College with her AAOT. She also attended the University of Oregon to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in General Science as well as a minor in Mathematics and Spanish. Due to her love of science, math, and teaching students of all ages she completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree at Pacific University with a MAT in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as well as MAT in English as a Second Language/English as a Second Language.
Previously she was teaching in Monmouth School District, Woodburn School District, and Salem-Keizer School District. She has been married to her husband for a total of 15 years and they have two children (Roger and Liberty). Maggie has a love for education, children, teaching students science, mathematics, language arts, and heritage studies. She is especially driven to leave what she calls “a ripple of kindness, knowledge, love, determination, integrity, and honesty” by teaching students a love for all these subjects through their own personal interactions in life. It is essential for her to create a learning environment where the students feel safe and encouraged to search for their own answers through the daily dedication to their personal connection to Mathematics or Science skills. Maggie is also a big believer in volunteer service through her community and others so she has done that throughout her life. During her years of community service she has been a youth garden coordinator for Marion Polk Food Share, Cub Scout leader, Santa’s Shoppe Store Executive director (Elf), Volunteer Parent of the Year in Salem Keizer School District, Bilingual Spanish/ Science/ Mathematics teacher, Girls Inc. Facilitator, Sports Coach, Middle School Football Coach, Volunteer Harvester through Willamette Harvest, Zero Robotics (NASA) Teacher leader, and many more community activities she is involved in. Overall, her main teaching goals are to create future leaders of the world through hands on learning and attaching it to the things that occur in their everyday lives. Through dedication and STEAM techniques she allows students to learn in new ways, but using old skills or techniques.
Her favorite quotes are:
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
—Uncle Ben (Spider-Man)
“Fate rarely calls upon on you at a moment of your choosing.” —Optimus Prime