MEGAN TROWLead Instructor / Language Arts & Humanities
Megan is an award-winning educator, Fulbright scholar, and Google Certified Teacher with more than 35 years of experience providing instruction in language arts and related subjects. She has extensive experience teaching gifted and talented learners—providing challenging and differentiated instruction that benefits learners at all levels. She was selected as one of 50 educators worldwide for participation in Google Teachers Academy, is a Graduate Fellow at Willamette University and has been selected to participate in projects on a regional and international level for her innovative teaching.
BRADLEY LEVANDOWSKILead Instructor / STEM and Physical Edcuation
Bradley has a degree in Mathematics from Indiana University; as well as a degree in Audio Engineering and a certification in Medical Lab Science. He has more than 15 years of experience in STEM-related fields and served four years as a lab technician in the United States Army. Bradley is an experienced mathematics instructor and utilizes inquiry-based learning to support his belief that student engagement is the key to success. Growing up as a gifted learner, he understands the challenges and needs of our students and strives to provide instruction that will help nurture and support their success.
JENIFER TRIVELLIWellness and Yoga Instructor
Jenifer first began teaching yoga to children as an elementary school counselor in Central Oregon in 2007. Her post-graduate studies have focused on the intersection of neuroscience, attachment theory, and trauma resolution/resiliency. She currently teaches yoga and social-emotional education to families and early childhood educators through her local company, WiseMind Educational Services. She holds degrees from Oregon State University in both Human Development & Family Science and Counseling, as well as multiple certifications: Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, YogaCalm Youth Yoga Instructor, and Oregon Registry Master Trainer. Jenifer is also an accomplished writer, including: Peanut and the BIG Feelings: A Guidebook for Children and Jamie’s Gift: A Young Teen’s Guide to Fears, Worries, and Other Life Challenges (Like Being Irritated by Other People).
KAREN TOOMBSSpanish Instructor
Karen has a degree in Spanish from Western Oregon University. She has taught Spanish in a variety of institutions and organizations in her career. She has provided instruction to language learners of all ability levels, and has extensive knowledge regarding the needs of gifted learners. Karen has expertise in non-profit administration and workforce development, she is a certified trainer and experienced educator. Karen is a founder of Silverleaf School and serves as the acting administrator.