Our Staff at Impact Learning Center
Our staff is comprised of really amazing people. We recruit a wide range of professionals that offer insight, tools, creativity, and wonderful student relationships. Our tutors are CPR/First Aid licensed and background checked. Our crew is comprised of certified K-12 teachers, retired teachers, and some are college students working towards becoming teachers. Other staff members hold degrees in the subjects being tutored. We love our staff!
Director & Tutor
Evelyn MacLean is a long-time advocate of children and a licensed teacher in the State of Oregon. Evelyn has been working with children for 18 years. As a teacher who has worked in the public schools, she understands the need to tailor learning opportunities to best fit each child. She is an accomplished artist and crafts person. She has used many mediums both in her professional art, but also as an educator to reach children and encourage their expression and creativity. Evelyn has a BA in Psychology from Sacramento State, a Teaching certification from University of Maine, an ESL endorsement from Portland State University, and holds a Master’s in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.
Lance has been involved with the Start Making a Reader Program since 2001. Lance holds a degree in law and has a Master’s in Education/Social Studies. He has been involved with tutoring students through the Urban League of Portland and worked with students in the Oregon’s School’s Activities Association. Lance has a love of history and reading. With a passion and zest for learning and inspiring children to learn, he encourages children to strive for excellence in their academics. Lance has been a part of Impact Learning for over three years.
Cara Robinson moved to Boring 11 years ago after meeting her husband, who is a lifelong Boring-Sandy resident. They have a 7 year old son who attends Kelso Elementary School. As a family they spend much of their time outdoors hiking, fishing and hunting. They also have two German Shepherds, a cat, snakes, a cave salamander, a spider, a praying mantis and a monitor lizard – it’s a full house. Cara has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Portland State University. Although her focus of study was in chemistry she also has a background in physics, biology, and mathematics. Before her decision to obtain her BS in Biochemistry she was working towards a degree in early childhood development. Cara enjoys working with students of all ages. She understands that the key to success in all areas, not just science, is having a fluent understanding of the subject. A solid foundation you can build upon is the key to success in academics.
Matt is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he majored in aeronautical engineering. He also has Associates degrees in computer and internet technologies. When he finished flying for the Navy he moved into the IT (computers and networking) field, and now runs his own IT service business, Brightstar Consulting, in Sandy. He has been “teaching” in one form or another since high school, whether it’s one on one teaching and training, professional training, or more formalized venues, in places ranging from Scouting (especially outdoors activities and backpacking), military, government, or private business. He obviously has a fascination with technology, including math and science, but also a deep interest in history and other things.
Josh is a lifelong resident of Sandy and graduated from Sandy High School in 2014 while being a member of school clubs like the Aquanauts and the National Honor Society. Josh then received a Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree from Mount Hood Community College in 2015. Josh loves working with students of all ages and especially loves helping them understand math concepts. Josh is currently back in college and working towards a teaching degree in history. Josh has a great sense of humor and has been with Impact Learning for the past year.
Bio coming soon!
Lexie Moss graduated from Sandy High School in 2015. She has a passion for scuba diving, marine biology and gardening. Lexie works as our receptionist and has been a welcomed addition to our ILC family.
Lexie also works part time at the Massage Center of Sandy as a massage therapist. Having been a lifelong Sandy resident, Lexie appreciates the sense of community that Sandy encompasses. Lexie plans to attend Mt. Hood Community College in the fall and start working towards a teaching degree. Lexie will be taking on double duty over the summer and helping with our summer programs as a tutor in training.
Whitney comes to us from us the desert of Southern California with a rich background in childcare and a passion for academia. She graduated high school in 2009 and moved to Washington. She earned her Associate of Arts from Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA. She continues her studies at Washington State University – Vancouver, where she currently works toward a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and teaching credentials. She plans to graduate in 2020 with a Master’s in Teaching and begin her career as an elementary-school teacher. Whitney’s career in childcare & education began with her first job as a daycare assistant in California and continued with 2 years at the YMCA’s after-school programs, 400+ hours classroom experience. She had a short-term tutoring position with 4th-6th graders. Whitney also has experience as a Reading Intervention Support Teacher working with 2nd-graders and Kindergarten students. She currently lives with her boyfriend, dog, and two cats in Sandy. She enjoys hiking and making art. She is passionate about early literacy but enjoys working with students of all ages.
Anthony has lived in the Gresham area for 12 years and graduated from Reynolds High School in 2016. He was part of the cross country and the track and field teams. Anthony is currently attending Mt. Hood Community College and working towards his associates degree in chemistry and plans on obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Forensic Chemistry at Western Oregon University. He is a current member of the National Honor Society at Mt. Hood CC. He’s also been a member of the Oregon National Guard for three years and enjoys serving his country and his community. Anthony has a love for math and for helping others learn and understand math concepts. He enjoys seeing the faces of the people he is helping light up when they understand a certain concept. Something about seeing them go, “I get it!” brings a smile to his face. Anthony has a soft energy about him and we are very excited to have him as a part of our tutoring team.
Caity is currently a student at Mt Hood Community College pursuing a degree in Natural Resources Technology-Forestry. She loves hiking and reading books in her downtime. Caity is also quite passionate about teaching! She has over 500 volunteer hours with MESD outdoor school.
Hayden has joined us from Portland to tutor at Impact Learning Center. He enjoys the adventure of education and yearns to share this great learning experience with others. Hayden’s favorite school subjects to nerd out on have always been math and music, though you might find him rambling about other subjects like physics, history, and writing. Though strangers at first glance might still consider him a youth, his peers and acquaintances tend to view him as a mature individual, especially when it comes to valuing education. Hayden has played the saxophone in a school band for many years and is known to many as afro-sax for obvious reasons. Hayden will be graduating from Mt. Hood Community College in early June 2019.
Tammisue has had varied educational experiences ranging from homeschooling her 3 boys to teaching in elementary and preschool classrooms. She is excited to be tutoring at ILC because she has a love for helping children grow through education. She is particularly compassionate toward children who are struggling in reading and writing. Tammisue earned a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in Educational Administration. She loves walking in nature, listening to music, and spending time with her dog Harley. She is looking forward to helping her students reach their academic and personal potential.