Saturday, March 5, 2016

New to CAPS

Born in SE Portland, Lindsey Hensen and her younger sister were raised by both parents. Painfully shy until the age of 12, Lindsey walked down a model's runway, and her world changed, with her coming out of her shell. Lindsey played sofball for seven years as a youth and also played both the bass guitar and drums for her middle school jazz band. Lindsey graduated from David Douglas High School, and her parents still live in her childhood home. Her sister is now married and has her first child on the way. Lindsey attended Mt. Hood Community College after finishing up at David Douglas. She then transferred to Univ. of Oregon in Eugene and earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. From there, she went on to Concordia Univ. to earn her Master of Arts degree in Teaching (MAT) in 2010. Along the way, she became more curious about education and just how the brain works in relation to how we each learn. Lindsey went on to the Univ. of Portland to earn her endorsement in Special Education. Opportunity to teach in Lincoln County opened up and she moved to Seal Rock, Oregon. The first year, Lindsey taught a 3rd grade classroom, the following year a 4th grade classroom, and then she worked in Toledo with Special Education her third year. Looking for a different experience, she applied for a Learning Specialist position in Corbett at the Springdale CAPS School. After speaking with Desiree Chiu, she was able to start her position at CAPS in Sept. 2015. Lindsey is delighted to have found a school, community and position that she is crazy about. She thinks it is an amazing environment both to teach and learn. She is currently living back in Portland, next door to her parents! She crossed paths with a friend from high school, and her and Carl have been dating 6.5 years. Both are avid readers, with Lindsey loving anything Fantasy. Another love is ballroom dancing! She is currently dancing 3x a week and is focused on the Cha Cha style of dance. Carl does not dance, but would rather go fishing! Lindsey says no matter, it works. :) They have a turtle and two dogs.