Annmarie Chesebro

Director of Teacher Training, Arbor Center for Teaching

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Classroom teacher and adjunct professor in Marylhurst University’s MAT program, Annmarie brings a uniquely balanced approach to the program. With particular expertise in math, writing, assessment, and preparation of Apprentices for their first teaching jobs, Annmarie conducts weekly Seminars, visits Apprentices in their classrooms to observe and work alongside them, and serves as liaison to other teacher training programs. She is currently serving her second term on the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Kit Abel Hawkins

Director, Arbor School of Arts & Sciences


Arbor’s Director and Founder, Kit was associated for 18 years with Catlin Gabel School prior to the founding of Arbor School in 1989. While she specializes in work with 8-12 year olds, she taught at several levels in the elementary years and also spent five years as a children’s librarian.  In addition to teaching, Kit has served as the president of two non-profit organizations and as a trustee for Neskowin Valley School and Catlin Gabel School.