Since the age of 15, I knew I wanted to work with young people and a career in education seemed the best way to accomplish this. After earning a BA in English from Biola University, I worked as a paraeducator in the Shelton School District. I pursued a Masters in Teaching from The Evergreen State College in Olympia and began my career as a Language Arts teacher in Kent School District. I later moved to Clover Park High School and then into Tacoma Public Schools. In 2010, I became a National Board Certified teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts.
I am wrapping up my 13th year of teaching. As a teacher at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, I am a proud member of #AbeNation. I work with amazing students and some of the best teachers in the country including my husband, Nathan Gibbs-Bowling.
It is easy to postulate theories, but theories mean nothing if they don't inform the way live.