I’ve worked in education for more than 28 years in a large variety of roles, all of which inform my work as the Associate Director and Certification Officer for the MiT Program. I draw on my experiences as a former high school social sciences teacher, a university admissions counselor and a community college counselor and instructor in order to support our prospective and practicing teachers. As Evergreen’s certification officer, I stay current with Washington’s teacher preparation rules and regulations, as well as making sure that our admissions and certification paperwork is completed and properly maintained. The fruit of all of this work comes on graduation day, when I get to hand out the official teaching permits to our MiT program graduates at our hooding ceremony. I continue to follow our graduates' success as I collect and track MiT employment data in order to demonstrate our program’s strong placement rate.
I recommend that prospective applicants begin reflecting on their endorsement preferences and preparing for admission at least a full year before they plan to enter the program. I have rarely met a college transcript I can’t decipher, so if you need help determining how you can use your college coursework to fulfill endorsement credits, please be sure to contact me.
I would also encourage you to attend an MiT information workshop: this will really help you understand your options, as well as give you a clearer picture of the process of becoming a teacher. Here is a current schedule of our information sessions. We have also created an online info session if you are unable to attend in person. The MiT program website also contains additional information, video clips, announcements and statistics.
Prospective students, current MiT students and teachers desiring to add new endorsements are all welcome to contact me for answers to admissions and certification questions and for guidance on preparing to enter the MiT program.
To schedule an individual advising appointment, please e-mail me or call at 360.867.6559.