Who Are We?

 

 Steven Pedersen

 

     I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in psychology and sociology and my Masters in Teaching degree  from Pacific University.  I have been in the education field since 1997.  During my teaching career, I have taught kindergarten, fourth grade, and fifth grade. This is my third year at Springbrook Elementary and I am proud to be part of our amazing and dedicated staff.   In my free time, I love to watch college football (Go Ducks!), read mysteries, solve word puzzles, and cook.

 

Allen Storkel

 

     As many of you already know my name is Wayne Allen Storkel.  Parents, feel free to call me, “Allen.”  I graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Six years ago, I came to Springbrook after being a guest teacher for 4 years.  In June of 2012, I graduated from Lesley University with a Master’s Degree in Integrating the Arts in Education.        

 

     I taught third grade for three years.  I have also taught fourth and first grades.  Two years ago, I taught a 4/5 split class.  Working with such a diverse group of young people is always an amazing experience for me as an educator.  I am constantly challenged and stretched to grow in new capacities as a professional.  Now, teaching fourth grade for the second consecutive year I bring back high expectations and endeavor to see all students succeed.  Students are expected to come to class every day with the same outlook.  I am sure this year is going to be a challenging, but also a rewarding adventure for your student.

 

     I really enjoy the outdoors and try spending any free time I have outside skateboarding, camping, running, mountain biking, or hiking. Within the last few years I have taken up the hobby of freshwater snorkeling and underwater filming.  When I am not outside I enjoy playing music and reading and spending time with my wonderful friends and family.

 

Jason Eby

I am so happy to be a part of your child’s education and learning community at Springbrook Elementary.  My name is Jason Eby.  I have a Master of Arts in Teaching and an Elementary Endorsement.  In my spare time, I like to exercise, read, travel and spend time with my family.  This is my first year
at Springbrook Elementary.