Professional teaching background
Nora has been teaching students for over 15 years. She taught Environmental Education at a K-8 school in rural Guatemala as a Peace Corps volunteer and has taught middle school, and high school here in Humboldt County. She currently teaches Spanish at McKinleyville Middle School and in the School of Education at HSU. She also teaches Spanish to adults at Fuente Nueva Charter School.
Queer Issues in K-12 Schools
Social Justice in K-12 Schools
An analysis of student teacher preparation in relation to homophobia, Humboldt State University, 2008
2013-2014 Courses taught
EDUC 318 Gay and Lesbian Issues in K-12 Schools
SED 701 Teacher Performance Assessment
SED 708 PACT Support
SED 714 Educational Psychology
SED 715 Multicultural Issues in Education
SED 717 Service Learning in a Multicultural Setting
SED 734 Secondary Curriculum Instruction- Modern Languages
SED 743 Secondary Seminar- Modern Languages
Outside interests: When I’m not at HSU, I…
Nora loves to travel, garden, run, read, and volunteer in her daughters’ classroom. Nora has been on the Charter Council for Fuente Nueva Charter School for the past 3 years. She is on the Spanish Immersion committee for Fuente Nueva. She runs the occasional half-marathon and loves a long afternoon at Moonstone Beach with her family.