Academy of the Redwoods

Upcoming Important Dates:  5/23: Spare Change Tryouts from 4-6pm at Planned Parenthood in Eureka  5/23-5/24: AR Final Exams  5/24: Google Chromebooks must be returned to AR Office  5/25: Last day to clean out school lockers  End of the Year Assembly (early release at 11:30am)  Class of 2018 Graduation at 5pm in CR Theater  5/26: Daily Announcement Subscriptions expire  AR All School Prom from 7-11pm at Fortuna River Lodge Conference Center  6/27: AR Office closes for Summer  8/1: Pre-Registration opens up for ALL AR Students both New & Returning
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My name is Alison Brewer, and I am embarking on another year at Academy of the Redwoods (AR). I am married with two dogs that I love dearly, and enjoy early morning walks as my form of meditation.  I graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Earth Science after completing most of my undergraduate courses at Sierra Junior College in Rocklin, CA.  After I graduated, I worked in the medical field for 5 years before being encouraged to teach by my friends and co-workers.  (I still work in the medical field during my Winter and Summer breaks.) Since I was a senior in high school I have tutored math. I tutored both my peers and co-worker’s children to the point where I finally acknowledged that teaching was my calling.  Though I love the natural world around us, I found that students sometimes avoid the sciences because of the math involved. I wanted to change that.  AR has been an amazing place for me to learn, grow, and fine tune my practice; I truly enjoy my time here.  I get to inspire extraordinary students to try their best, and I get the best compliments a math teacher could ever hope for.  I am very grateful for this experience, and along with working with fantastic students, I get the extra bonus of working with an amazing staff.