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Guinevere Getchell

Tahoma (Grade 7 & 8) Teacher (

After graduating a K-12 school in the Los Angeles area, Guinevere moved up to Portland to study Psychology and Fine Arts at University of Portland. During one of those years she lived abroad in Salzburg, Austria. She says, “Getting to experience another culture and travel to new countries on the weekend was magical and humbling.” Upon graduating Guinevere worked at a wedding photography studio as a studio director and nannied on the side. Her love of learning and children brought her back to University of Portland for their Master in Art of Teaching program. Guinevere spent a year full time co-teaching in a second grade classroom at Catlin Gabel School in Portland, before joining the Gardner School staff last year.

“I am committed to fostering a safe, creative, and a challenging environment that engages students through the curriculum, discussions, and various forms of expression. I want each student to be comfortable with his or her peers and be able to express his or her culture and interests, so that we can learn from each other. I want to motivate students to learn and keep their interest by using engaging, relatable curriculum. I believe if students feel they are involved in the workings of the classroom, they will be motivated to engage and truly learn.”

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