I am passionate about making communities better places for people to grow. I strive to make educational spaces better for students, researchers, and teachers through activism, leadership, and teaching.
As a teacher, I believe in the power of creative open-ended problem solving to learn and discover. It is my role to provide students with irresistible materials and structure for them to play and discover. This is truly the way to change the world: to encourage people to use tools, to tinker, to explore, to collaborate, and to improve conditions around them.
Since 2012, I have worked as the art teacher at Imagine That! summer camp in Eugene, Oregon. During the summer of 2016 I worked as a Substitute Lead Instructor for Camp Galileo in the San Francisco Bay Area. I also have experience designing curricula and teaching math and science to elementary-school aged children.
I have also taught college-aged learners, as a math tutor at the University of Oregon and a course assistant for the introductory electrical engineering class at Harvard University.
I also enjoy teaching and tutoring older learners, such as college students, in math and engineering. The same principles of creativity and openness that apply to kids apply to learners of all ages.
all material copyright Sasha Johnson-Freyd, 2017