About Me

Since receiving elementary education and high school science teaching credentials from Humboldt State University in 2006, I have been teaching kindergarten at Ridgewood School. Prior to that, I worked as a field scientist for various public and private agencies thanks to a bachelors degree in botany.

My current professional development interests include writing instruction, the sensible use of technology in the primary classroom, and all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Each month I co-facilitate a Next Generation Science Standards collaborative for K-12 teachers for the Humboldt County Office of Education and present hands-on workshops at regional education conferences.

I am an ASCD emerging leader, Common Sense Education Certified EdTech mentor, former PBS LearningMedia digital innovator, teacher-consultant with the Redwood Writing Project, and former AmeriCorps member with the Watershed Stewards Program.

I am the proud recipient of a Wells Fargo Distinguished Educator Award (2008), an Excellence in Teaching Award (2016), Humboldt County Teacher of the Year (2016-2017), and was named a semi-finalist for California Teacher of the Year (2017).

You can follow me on Twitter @MrKinderagrten.

If you are interested in reading some of my guest blogs on a variety of educational topics, and featured on the Humboldt County Office of Education website, Common Sense Media, Edutopia, and more, you will find them here.