Ingrid Dahl is northwest born and raised, and has learned over the years that having good rain gear is the key to happiness in this region. Before “settling” down to become a classroom teacher, Ingrid’s classrooms were the mountains and the rivers. She spent many nights at Prescott College and beyond, sleeping under the stars, and many mornings eating oatmeal with a spork and a spectacular view. Ingrid’s time in the southwest was rich with field biology, ecology, and desert adventure. She became fascinated with the science behind what grows where and why. She also led a trail crew in Colorado and helped to develop their environmental education curriculum.
Ingrid has a deep love of people and culture. She grew up partially in Finland, and has traveled extensively in Europe, Central America, Mexico, Cuba, and throughout the United States. However, even with her many travels, she has always felt blessed to come home to the northwest. Presently, Ingrid is the lucky mother of two wonderfully energetic boys, Shay, 10, and Kaj, 7. They give her great joy and challenge her to grow. She enjoys camping with them, watching them at the skate park, and snowboarding with them.
Ingrid received a Health Counseling Certificate from Columbia University, a BA in Environmental Studies and Education from Prescott College, and a MA in Teaching from Concordia University. Ingrid specializes in empowering her students to take ownership of their education and explore their passions, and she loves field trips! She has spent the last four years working at a public school in Portland teaching middle school science, overseeing the AVID program and CARE team.