Anna Sapienza

Phone: (503) 916-5737 x76029

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Anna Sapienza

I have been caring for children for as long as I can remember.  I come from a big Oregon family and was naturally drawn to working with children.  My earliest education job was in outdoor education as a Program Leader at Outdoor School.  It was by far the most fun job that I have ever had!  I also spent several years working as an Educational Assistant for special education classrooms all over Multnomah County.  

 In between those jobs, and while I put myself through college, I also did a wide variety of jobs to pay the rent.  I sold fancy shoes, waited tables at a local brewery, and did customer service at a grocery store.  

 As a grad student at PSU I was lucky enough to land myself a student teaching spot at MLC.  That was 12 years ago!  With the exception of one crazy year teaching Kindergarten at Bridger Elementary, I have been here at MLC teaching third grade ever since!
Into this amazing learning environment, I bring my hard-work ethic, my innate curiosity, my passion for the natural world and the privilege of learning from all sorts of kiddos over the years.

Interests

 Travel! I wish every person could have the opportunity to travel to another country.  I have experienced lots of amazing places in our beautiful world...I can't wait to explore more!

Renovating old houses!  Yep, we're onto our second 100+ year old house.  Wish us luck!
Spanish- I have studied it for almost 8 years...now I just need more practice talking!
Reading- Oh the places my mind has been, thanks to reading.
Gardening-  I am a happy lady when I get to hang out amongst the flowers and dirt all day.



 John Walrod

Phone: Phone: 503-916-5737 x 76031

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John Walrod

I've been at MLC for 10 or 11 years now depending on how you count and consider this place to be my home.  I started out way back student teaching with Susan and took a job as the kx6 special education teacher.  After a few years, there was some reshuffling and I took my current 1x2 classroom spot.  
I LOVE primary age students - they love school and learning and are absolute sponges for what we present them.  I am very strongly rooted in Experiential Learning (EL) and believe that this quote by Kurt Hahn sums up my beliefs nicely:

"I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion."

Prior to my teaching life, I was a professional bicycle racer and lived a life of cause and effect and natural consequences.  The real world is a far better teacher than I could ever be, and so my goal is to enable my students to get those lessons from life.



 Sarah Walden

Phone: (503) 916-5737 x76032

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Sarah Walden