Alex Greaves

Alex Greaves

History

Alex Greaves is a Portland native. In high school she always loved her art and history classes. She was a 4-Year Letterman for the Track and Field team as a sprinter. Relays and the 200m run were her favorite races. After graduating from Wilson High School she headed off to Brigham Young University where she got her Bachelor’s of Arts in History. While there she was a member of a sketch comedy group, Divine Comedy (which was the precursor to Studio C!). After graduation, she moved back to Portland and started volunteering her time at the Oregon Historical Society. After…

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Forrest Madison

Forrest Madison

Science

Forrest Madison was born and raised in the eastern Adirondack foothills. He comes from a family of teachers and educators. He moved out to Oregon after finishing his undergraduate studies at SUNY Geneseo in chemistry and completing student teaching. While at college he worked as a technical director for the student association, doing sound and lights for various performances on campus. He became a science teacher to help students learn to question and develop a sense of wonder for the natural world. Prior to teaching he also worked summers as the director of science programing at HH Ranch, a camp…

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Lori McKinley

Lori McKinley

Math

Lori McKinley is a native of Molalla, living in the community for all but a few years of her life. She attended George Fox University in order to study mathematics, something she has had a passion for since early childhood. Lori began her teaching career 30 years ago as a math teacher at Country Christian School. Her roles expanded over the years to include administration and she served as Vice Principal for the past 5 years. Her favorite part of her job, however, has always been the time spent with her students in the classroom, passing on her great love…

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Rory Murtaugh

Rory Murtaugh

Latin

Rory Murtaugh was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He started his formal Latin studies in middle school and his passion was fed through continuing education at Loyola Academy, a Jesuit College Preparatory School. Another young passion grew alongside Latin: soccer. Through his high school years, he competed in the highest level of youth soccer. In 2001, Sockers FC won the U-16 National Championship. Sockers FC (football club) has produced some of the highest quality college, professional and international players this country has developed. Upon graduation from Loyola in 2003, he continued to pursue his passions in Latin and soccer…

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Peg Moore

Peg Moore

Substitute

Peg Moore started her teaching career in 1973. She taught at Redland and five different schools for Molalla River. She seemed to always teach multi-level classes. In fact, her first year teaching at Maple Grove (the site of the RPA campus), she had five grades (4th-8th) all in one room. Both her now grown children attended Maple Grove, so she has always had a soft spot for our little school. In her retired life she enjoys caring for her chickens and gardens. Her latest hobby is making tinctures and salves from herbs in the garden. There is always something new…

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Charles Wilcken

Charles Wilcken

Substitue

Chuck Wilcken grew up in Colton and enjoyed playing sports. He graduated in the top 40 of his class at Colton High School (a class of 38). After one year at Brigham Young University, he served two years as a missionary in Central America. Upon his return to BYU, he majored in mathematics education with a minor in Spanish. He taught in southern Oregon for two years and then spent time in the school of “hard knocks” learning about the real world. Chuck returned to teaching in 1994 at Molalla High School. The last ten years, he taught at Oregon…

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