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Oregon Teacher Pathway

The goals of the Oregon Teacher Pathway program (OTP) are to 1) diversify teacher education by increasing the number of quality diverse teachers in Oregon and 2) produce quality teachers trained in culturally responsive practice. To reach these goals, the program focuses on recruiting, educating, and retaining pre-service teachers of color and pre-service teachers interested in becoming culturally responsive teachers.

Tawnya Lubbes

Tawnya Lubbes MTE, BA

Director of Oregon Teacher Pathway

Tawnya Lubbes is the education club adviser and frequently takes EOU students on faculty-led study-abroad trips investigating language and culture. She specializes in ESOL, Spanish, diversity, and online pedagogy. Prior to coming to EOU, she taught ESOL and Spanish in Payette, Idaho for 10 years. She also taught online Spanish for Idaho Digital Learning Academy for 6 years.