High School Faculty
Jay had the privilege of growing up in cultures that did not speak English (at that time) in Vietnam and Thailand and Malaysia. It took him extra years to finish college because of taking semester breaks to work in Ethiopia, Sudan and Eritrea. In fact Jay has lived in North America so little that he doesn’t know a lot of popular culture references like TV shows and video games, but ask him about geography or culture or philosophy and religion from Asian countries and you won’t be able to shut him up. Jay loves to understand how things work: from cultures and philosophies to raising sheep and chickens on his farm and science and learning in the classroom. To earn the privilege to join students in their learning journeys Jay earned an M.Ed from WWU and taught in Washington, Korea, Malaysia and Canada. In teaching his goal is to provide experiences that help students build their understanding while nourishing their curiosity and promoting learning competency. When Jay isn’t teaching he is probably either reading another book, fixing or building in his shop or tramping around the sheep pastures at Tariku Farm in Everson.