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 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.
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 attends Mt. Hood Community College and is working towards his Associates Degree in chemistry. He 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.
Anthony is currently on active duty with the National Guard. We are looking forward to his return.
Ena has lived in Boring for four years. She went to high school in Washington and had a passion for athletics, primarily volleyball, and was varsity captain starting sophomore year. Ena graduated from Mt. Hood Community College with The Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, completed the Emergency Medical Technician program, and is a nationally certified EMT through NREMT. She plans to major in Pre-Med and has a passion for learning and practicing Spanish. Ena aspires to work long term in the field of emergency medicine. She currently loves working with kids and students, and being able to share the joy of learning. She mainly tutors in math from basic arithmetic to algebra, and is also available for high school entry level Spanish. When Ena is not at work or in school she enjoys hiking the PNW, her animals, dancing, and trying new foods.
Alisha is currently a teacher in the Camas School District in Washington where she has been a special education teacher and primary teacher for the last 11 years. She has a degree from City University of Seattle in special education and elementary education. Alisha became Nationally Board Certified in 2014. Alisha is an avid reader and loves to share her love of reading with new and young readers. She lives in Sandy with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 30 chickens. She loves to bake, paint, and go on hikes with her family and dogs.
Renée hails all the way from sunny Florida! She was born and raised in central Florida but moved to be closer to her niece and nephew. While planning her move she took the opportunity to visit a lot of national parks and monuments with her dog, Dixie, earlier in August. Growing up in Girl Scouts instilled a great and life long love for the outdoors; this love led to the earning of both her Girl Scout Silver and Gold awards and realization of her budding passion for education. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Secondary Science Education specializing in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. For the last 7 years she has been teaching Comprehensive (Integrated) Science & High School Earth/Space Science to 7th graders at SunRidge Middle School.