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Cara Mothersbaugh


Hello! My name is Cara Mothersbaugh and I am excited to assist Kris in her Nature Together program. I think it is essential that children spend time in the outdoors exploring and learning through experience.

I grew up in Poulsbo, Washington, and have lived in Mukilteo since 2016. My husband and I have 2 sons. 

Before I had my children, I worked at an alternative school in Renton teaching science to high school students. I taught biology, Earth/Physical science, as well as a class I developed called Sustainable Science which was focused on environmental challenges. Because I worked in an alternative school, I was able to work with small groups of students and tailor classes to their needs. This was both a pleasure and a challenge. I also have experience with middle school and elementary students as a student teacher and summer camp teacher.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Washington. While at UW, I was able to work in a lab studying army ant genetics. This was an interesting and eye-opening experience that taught me I did not want a career in a lab but rather working with young people. I went on to complete my Master’s in Teaching at the UW as well. The teaching program at UW provided the opportunity to work in many different schools around the Puget Sound region. This helped me gain an understanding of the many challenges schools in our area face and helped me develop tools to help meet those needs.

In February 2019, I completed a yoga teacher training program. This was an amazing experience both personally and professionally. I am enjoying practicing teaching in a new context and with some new tools in my tool belt.

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