Elective Class Teachers



Ms. Diana Collins

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Ms. Diana Collins

Ms. Collins received her Bachelor in Communication at Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo, Communication and Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction from Portland State University. She is passionate about traveling; her most memorable experiences are in Spain and volunteering in Kenya with Habitat for Humanity. Her favorite place on Earth is the San Juan Islands. She loves paddle-boarding and biking, and camping feeds her soul. She believes teaching at Gray is the best job ever! And, as a former soccer coach and player, she roots for the Portland Thorns and Timbers!



Mrs. Alex Hagen

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Mrs. Alex Hagen

I began teaching Math, Science, and Spanish in Seattle, Beaverton, and Portland in 2001. I was born in New York, but raised here in Oregon. My parents are both from Bolivia, so I was raised in a Spanish-speaking home. I live in SW Portland with my husband, two daughters, and two sweet little dogs. I love to travel, read, and dance! I believe strongly in creating a respectful classroom where we embrace differences and provide one another with a safe place to grow and learn.



Ms. Amy Hardin

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Ms. Amy Hardin

Ms. Hardin is incredibly excited about her 33rd year teaching art in Portland Public Schools. She is looking forward to meeting new students and welcoming back those returning. In art, students work hard but also have a lot of fun. 



Mr. Chris Hudson

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Mr. Chris Hudson

I was born in Cambridgeshire, England back in the 50’s and grew up in the Seattle/Bellevue, Washington area. I went to Tyee Junior High and Newport High School class of ‘77. I’m a University of Oregon graduate class of ’85 (Go Ducks)! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with an endorsement in Fitness Management and Health. I’m an avid golfer and was the coach of the Wilson High School Boys Golf Team. I have a wonderful family, wife, 3 kids and a dog. I work at Mt. Hood Meadows teaching skiing and have done that since 1985. Come ski with me!



Mr. David Kennedy

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Mr. David Kennedy

Hi! I am the computer teacher (Tech 1 & 2) and local techy-nerd at RGMS. In an earlier life, I worked at AT&T as a UNIX administrator in Atlanta, GA. I’m originally from the biggest little state in the union, Rhode Island. I graduated from Providence College as an English major, and I completed a teacher program at Concordia in 2009. I enjoy anything computer-related, running (10+ miles/week), classical music, and being a teacher.



Mr. Ian McMaster

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Mr. Ian McMaster

Mr. McMaster is a passionate educator with endorsements in English and Social Studies. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Religious Studies, as well as a Masters in Secondary Education, from the University of New Mexico. After three successful years of teaching high school in Albuquerque, Mr. McMaster relocated to Portland in light of his wife's career with Intel. Originally from New York, Mr. McMaster is enjoying the Northwest, and all it has to offer. He has played hockey since he was four, and also enjoys backpacking, hiking, and reading.



Mrs. Julie Miller

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Mrs. Julie Miller

Hello! I am Mrs. Miller and I am excited to be the music teacher at Robert Gray! I have taught band, choir, and general music in elementary and middle school settings. I have a BA in Music Education from the University of Portland and an MA in Music from Northwestern University. At home, I have 2 boys who keep me busy and a husband who works near by at Wilson. I look forward to singing and playing a variety of music with the great students at Robert Gray this year!



Ms. Ting Luo

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Ms. Ting Luo

Ms. Luo teaches Mandarin 7 and 8.



Ms. Shawna Wheeler

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Ms. Shawna Wheeler

Madame Wheeler loved taking students to Europe last summer and looks forward to another trip next summer. She teaches French 1 and 2 and the AVID Elective.