2nd & 3rd Grade Teachers

Fawn Morosky
2-3 Teacher
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Fawn’s Class Blog

Fawn’s journey as an educator began in New England, where she worked in outdoor programs with students from city schools. For many of her students, this was their first experience outside of the metropolitan area. She saw a spark of excitement light up in their eyes, as they spent days in the forest, exploring, wading through streams, and absorbing lessons in ecology and team building.

Following several seasonal positions in Environmental Education, Fawn hungered for more meaningful and long-term connections with students. She then enrolled in the Masters of Education program at Antioch University New England, which focuses heavily on integration, project and place-based learning, and constructivist curriculum (just like Trillium!).

In 2012, Fawn completed her teacher training at Southwest Charter School, interning with the Middle School program, which focuses on place-based education. She remains passionate about getting students outdoors and out into the community, using the school’s local neighborhood as a classroom.

Christina Parsley
2-3 Teacher
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Born in Eugene, Christina is a native Oregonian. Her family moved around a lot, but she eventually settled in Central Oregon, living in Redmond for nearly 30 years. Her path to teaching was not straight and narrow, but she believes that teaching is her calling, despite finding it later in life. After raising two wonderful sons, in a home bustling with laughter and happy memories, she went back to school for a Masters in Education.

Christina graduated from Concordia University in 2013, with a 4.0 GPA, and as a member of the honor society, Kappa Delta Pi. While in the program, she tutored struggling readers through the Concordia Teacher’s Corps. After graduating, she substitute taught in several districts and, fortunately, found Trillium. When a Kindergarten Teacher position opened, she applied, and made the team! This is Christina’s first year teaching 2-3 at Trillium.

Melissa Smith
2-3 Teacher
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By the age of eight, Melissa knew that she loved school more than anything, and started dreaming of someday teaching her own class. Now that her dream has become reality, Melissa’s goal is to inspire children to love learning as much as she did, by creating a fun and engaging hands-on educational experience.

Originally from New York, Melissa attended SUNY Potsdam, where she studied Art, while teaching children’s art classes in the summer. Following her graduation in 2014, she spent two years substitute teaching in Long Island, and then one year teaching English abroad, in an Israeli public school. From there, she decided to expand her career beyond teaching art. She returned to New York and enrolled in a program at the Touro Graduate School of Education, earning an MS in Childhood Education and Special Education. Melissa now holds three teaching licenses, and has 7 years of experience in Education. Her philosophy of teaching centers on problem-solving skills, creativity, and relationship-building, to foster academic and social growth.

Outside of her career, Melissa’s greatest passions are outdoor recreation and travel. She has been rock climbing for seven years, in four different countries, and is currently learning to ski and snowboard at Mt. Hood.