Hi! This will be my 4th year at Skyline High School and 7th year of teaching. I grew up in Yakima, Washington and graduated with my Master's degree from Washington State University, where I also competed in track and cross country (3k, 5k, 10k, and XC) as a Coug! I taught for three years at Eisenhower High School in Yakima before moving across the state to teach at Skyline. I also coached cross country and track at Eisenhower, resulting in two team state championships for the boys and girls teams in 2010, as well as two individual state titles in the 800m and the 1600m in 2014. This year will be my first year coaching cross country at Skyline and I'm very excited about it! Previously, I coached for two years at Eastlake High School.
This year, I'll be teaching IB American Literature for the 4th year with Bede, and 10th grade Lit Analysis and Composition II for the 3rd time with Parsons. I look forward to working with you this year! -VDB