Phone: 541-387-5100 ext 5137


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts: University of Michigan Masters in Special Education: Portland State Certificates Reading English as a Second Language

Ms. Kohner

Phone Number: 541-387-5100  ext 5137


This will be my 20th year working at the Hood River County School District and my 3rd year at the Hood River Options Academy. I made the choice to teach at the HROA because I was drawn to the idea of helping individual students reach their personal goals. 

Prior to working at HROA, I worked at Wyeast Middle School as a Special Education, English as a Second Language, and English Language Arts teacher. Before that, I had a career in outdoor education and adventure including being a professional ski patroller, raft guide, and owning a small outdoor adventure guiding company. I brought those skills and experiences to my teaching by setting up field trips to kayak, SUP, mountain bike, and cross country ski. 
Last year we had a great time doing enrichment activities on Fridays. I'm looking forward to continuing to organize outdoor adventure, art, and hands on learning experiences. These hands-on learning activities will be available for 3rd-8th grade HROA students. 
When I'm not out kiting, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or hiking I'm usually found kicking back with my cat and a good book. My best accomplishment has been raising a certified bookworm and outdoor adventurer: my lovely daughter Victoria who graduated from HRVHS in 2016 and OSU in 2020. 
I'm looking forward to supporting you and your learning goals, so please be in touch so we can set up a time to Google Meet together.