Growing up in Eugene Oregon I spent my free time exploring our great states wild lands, after graduating from South Eugene High School I travelled to Costa Rica to surf and experience a new culture. After completing my bachelors in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon I continued to travel and experience new places and cultures. Along the way I found work doing construction, leading me to a career in carpentry. I have always felt it important to give to volunteer and to give back to my community. After spending 10 years in the trades I felt that I was ready for a change and was presented with an opportunity to volunteer in a classroom serving students with disabilities and a wood shop at Lincoln High School. Working to help prepare students to become members of our community inspired me to want to become a teacher. In 2002 I decided to go back to school with the goal of becoming a Special Education teacher. It was a long and arduous journey but I was able to graduate from the University of Oregon with a Master in education. Along the way my wife Mareka and I welcomed two wonderful children Forest and Piper. After spending four years teaching in Eugene we eventually moved to Mosier where we have spent the past ten years building a home and a wonderful life in the Gorge. I continue to strive everyday to provide a positive learning environment where all students can feel success.
I look forward to working with you!
Peter Lawson Subject:Community Works Phone:541-386-4500 Ext. 4653 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org