find a navigator

Looking for someone who can help you plan your journey?

Many areas of the state now have Grow Your Own* Educator projects, including services of a Teacher Pathway Navigator who can:

  • Share pathway options available in your area
  • Help answer your questions about how to get started
  • Connect you directly with the right advisor when you are ready to enroll in a community college or university pathway
  • Help you locate specific financial resources for educators

Find a Navigator near you

School District or ESD Navigator

Community College Navigator

University Navigator

Klamath Community College

Susan Faller
fallers@sou.edu

Southern Oregon University

Susan Faller
fallers@sou.edu

Central Oregon Community College

Angie Cole
acole@cocc.edu 

cocc.edu/programs/education

Columbia Gorge Community College

Karly Aparicio
kaparicio@cgcc.edu

Umpqua Community College

Teresa Rivenes
Teresa.Rivenes@umpqua.edu  

Eastern Oregon University

David Dallas
ddallas@eou.edu

www.eou.edu/teach-rural-oregon

Tawnya Lubbes
tlubbes@eou.edu 

www.eou.edu/otp

Portland State University

Esperanza De La Vega

delavega@pdx.edu 

www.pdx.edu/education/btp 

University of Oregon

Rena Joy Dunbar
renad@uoregon.edu 

gyo@uoregon.edu 

Grow Your Own (GYO) Future Teachers Project

Bushnell University

Gretchen Ruddick
Undergraduate Navigator
grruddick@bushnell.edu

Hailey Headlee
Graduate Navigator
hheadlee@bushenll.edu

Western Oregon University

Marie LeJeune
lejeunem@mail.wou.edu 

Kristen L Pratt
prattk@wou.edu 

Chemeketa Community College

Karla Hale
karla.hale@chemeketa.edu

Portland Community College

Tanya G. Mead
tmead@pcc.edu 

pcc.edu/rise-to-teach/

Pedro Villagómez Murillo, GYOU Student Navigator
pedro.villagomezmurillo@pcc.edu

pcc.edu/programs/education/

Blue Mountain Community College

Tammy Short
tshort@bluecc.edu

www.bluecc.edu/academics/programs/education

Oregon State University

Amanda Kibler
amanda.kibler@oregonstate.edu

Marina Alvarez

NW Regional ESD
malvarez@nwresd.k12.or.us

Diverse Educator Pathways

Dominque Austin

NW Regional ESD
daustin@nwresd.k12.or.us

Diverse Educator Pathways

 

Nate Shull

Multnomah ESD

multnomaheducatorsrising.org

Chemika Bolden

Eugene School District

cbolden@lesd.k12.or.us

4j.lane.edu/hr/teacher-pathways/

Darlene Fritz

Salem-Keizer Public Schools

fritz_darlene@salkeiz.k12.or.us

SKPSjobs.com

Fatima Chacon

Teacher Pathway Navigator
fatima.chacon@wesd.org

shapeoregonteach.org 

 

Suzie Barrientos

Willamette ESD
Suzie.Barrientos@wesd.org 

 

Kimberly Strong

High Desert ESD

kimberly.strong@hdesd.org

Kate Vaden

Southern Oregon ESD

kate_vaden@soesd.k12.or.us

www.soesd.k12.or.us/gyo

Aaron Cooke

Southern Oregon ESD

Aaron_Cooke@soesd.k12.or.us

www.soesd.k12.or.us/gyo

Taye Spears

David Douglas School District

lashawanta_spears@ddsd40.org

Grow Your Own Program

Mariela Tyler

Tigard-Tualatin School District

mtyler@ttsd.k12.or.us

Diverse Educator Pathway Program

Melinda Boyle 

Jefferson County SD

mboyle@509j.net

 

Jerry McMichael

Intermountain ESD

jerry.mcmichael@imesd.k12.or.us

 

Gabrielle DeLeone

Columbia Gorge ESD

gdeleone@cgesd.k12.or.us 

 

Jennifer Martin

Eastern Oregon Regional Educator Network ESD

Jennifer.Martin@malesd.org

www.eoren.org

Rachelle Bell

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

rachelle.bell@lblesd.k12.or.us

Steffanie Frost

McMinnville SD

sfrost@msd.k12.or.us

 

Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children

Sara Stearns
Sara@oregonaeyc.org

Ingrid Anderson
ianderson@pdx.edu 

 

*This map contains the Grow Your Own Navigators for 2023-2025.

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