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Emily Davis

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Emily joined the Gardner School staff in 2016 after seven years at Northwest Academy in Portland. In her time at Northwest Academy, Emily taught math, science, Spanish and learning skills to 6th through 10th graders. She also served as the Math and Science Department Chair, and was Chair of the Health and Safety Committee for the NWAIS accreditation visit. Emily has her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College, a double major in Conservation Biology and Geography, and an Environmental Science minor from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“I absolutely love to teach, and am particularly drawn to teaching adolescents,” says Emily. “I feel truly lucky to have found my calling early in life, and love to be with my students and help them navigate new challenges and gain confidence from acquiring new skills and knowledge.”

Emily also enjoys rock climbing, yoga, gardening, quilting, and canning. She currently spends most of her time taking care of her TumTum daughter Nora, and newborn son Theo. Her husband also shares her love of teaching, and is a high school science teacher at Hockinson High School.

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