Alan’s ties to Tacoma began when he transferred to Univ. of Puget Sound in 1977. This began a spiritual connection to the region through Old City Hall, Mount Rainier, and the Salish Sea. He later received his teaching certification at Univ. of Washington Tacoma. He currently teaches middle school students in Federal Way Public Schools.
Learning is an ongoing process in which both the instructor and student can learn from one another. We learn best when we construct our own understanding. By actively engaging students in meaningful activities we form connections between our past understanding and gain new perspectives.
Harvey helps facilitate these discoveries between text and personal connection to create spiritual growth. These beliefs were strengthened through a study of poetry while studying for his master’s degree in ‘Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum’. He uses poetry in many forms in his classroom.