Current Work, Life, Politics, Uncategorized

March 8th Walk Out

I am sitting here trying to decide how to spend my day. There are expected to be tens of thousands of educators walking out today and every major public school district in the state of Oregon has closed school today (with the exception of Salem-Keizer which is closing early). There are, right now, people gathering… Continue reading March 8th Walk Out

Life, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Uncategorized

Goodbye, Glenfair

Today was my last day at Glenfair Elementary. And I have some thoughts. But first, for those who don't know, I have spent the last almost three years working at a very tough elementary schools. It is a school where the poverty rate qualifies all students for free breakfast, lunch and midday snack. There are… Continue reading Goodbye, Glenfair

Politics, Uncategorized

Election Night

"I think that's when I became interested in politics, actually", I told my husband tonight, "watching election night coverage with my step-dad." We were joking about what old people we are becoming because we were spending this Tuesday night with eyes glued to the TV. Even through dinner; a time that is usually considered too… Continue reading Election Night

Current Events, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Uncategorized

Questions on Race, Thinking of Charlottesville a Year Later

Like many (like most I believe) I watched in horror last year as videos were uploaded from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. As stories came out it turned devastating. It was hard to know what to do with feelings of anger and sadness so far from Charlottesville. On the opposite coast, in Portland,… Continue reading Questions on Race, Thinking of Charlottesville a Year Later