2nd & 3rd Grade Teachers

Fawn Morosky
2-3 Teacher
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Fawn’s Class Blog

My journey as an educator began working with children from city schools as an Environmental Educator in the New England region. For many students this was their first experience outside of the metropolitan area. I would spend days in the woods with them exploring the forest, wading through streams, teaching ecology and team building. I saw the spark of excitement light up in their eyes. These were powerful experiences and I realized that my passion to connect children with their natural world lead me to want to create more meaningful and long term connections. I enrolled in the Masters of Education program at Antioch University New England, which focused heavily on integration, project and place based learning, creating constructivist curriculum and building a responsive classroom community. I completed my Teacher training in 2012 at Southwest Charter School as an intern with the Middle School program, which focuses on place based education. I am passionate about getting students out into the community and using our local neighborhood as a classroom. I love hiking and camping. I am very fond of fairytales and tall trees.

Mary Fobbs-Guillory
2-3 Teacher
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Mary, though originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, recently moved to Portland from Tempe, Arizona.  She studied Elementary Education at Arizona State University and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in 2010.  She taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade in Phoenix, Arizona for the past six years.  She is taking courses online from San Jose State University to receive her Master’s in Library and Information sciences. She is passionate about teaching children to love others, love learning and love reading, which can serve as a gateway to learn about anything their hearts desire.

Christina Parsley
2-3 Teacher
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Christina’s Class Blog

My story is one that didn’t necessarily follow the typical path. That is nothing new for me. I like to find my own unique way through life. I may be a new teacher but have many years of experience under my belt.

I am native to Oregon. I was born in Eugene Oregon, but moved around a lot while young. Eventually my family came back to Oregon, and settled in the Central Oregon area. I lived in Redmond for nearly thirty years.

I believe that teaching is a calling of mine, despite the fact I got a late start on the official title. I have raised two wonderful sons. While my boys were young I was active in all their extracurricular activities including sports and Boy Scouts. I was a regular volunteer in their schools as well. My house was always full of children. Many were family but I also welcomed the neighborhood children who often considered my home, their second home.  A house bustling with laughter and children was the norm for many years and provided an abundance  of happy memories. As my boys became adults and started to pursue their own interests it seemed  like a natural progression for me to go back to school and earn my Masters in Education and become a  teacher.

I graduated from Concordia University in 2013 with a 4.0 and as a member of the honor society,  Kappa Delta Pi. While in the Master’s program I also tutored struggling readers through the Concordia teacher’s corp. After graduating, I worked as a substitute teacher in several districts in and around Portland. I was very fortunate to become a substitute for Trillium charter School. It was through this experience I was able to discover an amazing school with a philosophy and mission that was very similar to my own. It is a school where I can feel I am truly helping students to become confident, and independent thinkers. It is a school where we can be creative and have fun while learning. I couldn’t ask for more. I am living my dream. I hope that I can inspire others to follow their heart and never give up on their dreams, no matter how long they take.