Welcome to Jill Pearson's Homepage
Phone: 541-506-3449 ext. 2113
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This is my second year teaching at The Dalles High School- I was once a student here! After high school I attended Lee University in Tennessee on an academic scholarship, where I graduated summa cum laude in Spanish Education (BAT) with minors in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), Linguistics, Humanities, and Religion. I taught Spanish conversation courses at the university level for a few years, and just when my family thought I couldn't move farther south, I accepted a position teaching English at a small institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2014 school year. While I have thoroughly enjoyed each of my teaching experiences, I am excited to be back in my hometown.
After completing my Master in Education through Concordia University (Portland), I have branched out to teach U.S. History. Although election years tend to highlight this, it is critical for every U.S. citizen and resident to have a strong understanding of this nation's past, present, and future. The class focuses on developing critical thinking through primary sources, written analysis and research, debate, and interdisciplinary studies (music, culinary, etc.).When I'm not teaching or studying, I enjoy reading, running, hiking, and playing music.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." -Theodore Roosevelt