Brianna Bay

Master of Arts in Teaching

Brianna Bay


Middle School Education, High School Education


ESOL, Language Arts, Multiple Subjects

Teaching Strengths

  • Creating a student centered learning environment
  • Developing interpersonal relationships with my students
  • Addressing various student learning needs through differentiated instruction
  • Providing consistent classroom structure to support a positive learning environment
  • Enhancing literacy through student based choice in reading and writing material
  • Classroom management that is fair and effective


  • University of Oregon, BA 2007 (family and human services)
  • Portland State University, BA 2010 (English)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012

Teacher Research Topic

How does choice reading impact student engagement and participation?


Student Teaching

  • Sherwood High School, Sherwood, Oregon, ELD (English language development)
  • Tualatin High School, Tualatin, Oregon, senior language arts

Practicum Teaching

  • Fowler Middle School, Tigard, Oregon, 8th grade language arts

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Writing tutor for both native and English Language Learning students, Wilson High School, Portland, Oregon
  • Teaching assistant, Warner Barracks Military Base, Bamberg, Germany
  • Intern, The Relief Nursery, Eugene, Oregon
  • Grief facilitator for children that have experienced relative illness or sudden death, The Dougy Center, Portland, Oregon


Student Teaching Supervisors

  • Rick Osborn, Tualatin High School, Tualatin, Oregon
  • Rich Hannan, (ESOL), Sherwood High School, Sherwood, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Kristin Sacks, Fowler Middle School, Tigard, Oregon

University Supervisor