Colbi Jensen- Middle School Faculty
My entire life I’ve been drawn to teaching. Through high school I volunteered and worked in Middle and Elementary school classrooms, and realized that the traditional structure of education was limited in it’s ability to give students meaningful experience, so I changed course and pursued environmental education at university, outside the traditional classroom. I spent the past year slowing down and focusing on supporting my father after he had a major surgery. The knowledge I gained with my own education proved foundational for the co-creation process, and diving into our common passion for mutualism within the community. Growing up each weekend was spent exploring around the Salish Sea, from catching fish to investigating tide pools and singing to whales. These passions expanded in my studies at Western. As a passionate learner I’ve found lessons from places I didn’t expect, like meditation through flow arts, hanging drywall, and natural building. Through most experience in my life, and the pursuit of more I reached a point in which the most powerful choice is to help create those opportunities with and for someone else.