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Vanessa Hughes

Vanessa Hughes 

After ten years working in film and visual media production, I became an educator.  The route to the classroom was circuitous with an almost embarrassingly clichéd goal: I want to help kids change the world.  I have the fortune and privilege of spending my days with teenagers who – unlike a lot of grownups - are enthusiastic about the future and believe that most things are possible.

 I am a passionate and dedicated teacher of language and literature, media production, media literacy, reading, and writing.  I believe my professional obligation is to develop critical thinkers and global citizens who understand that their education comes with a responsibility to be a discerning, engaged, participant of their community. Most of all, I hope my students have fun as we explore new ways of looking at the world.  


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Master of Arts in Teaching, Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Ed, 2005

Bachelor of Arts: Film and Communications, Columbia College Chicago, 1995

Highly Qualified Teacher: Oregon

Certified: International Baccalaureate Organization, English Literature; Language and Literature; Theory of Knowledge

Certified: Career and Technical Education State of Oregon: Media Arts

Certified: Professional Learning Communities

Certified: AVID