Dr. Dawn Yost Dawn_Yost@hcpss.org I have been in education for 28 years. During this time, I've taught in Howard County, Baltimore City and in Kuwait, teaching just about everything from Music, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School Science, Social Studies, English, Special Education, and Technology. I am especially partial to Technology Education, having used computers in my classrooms since the early 1990's. For me, technology tools allow students to create, collaborate, research, present, and learn. Not only is technology motivating for students, it has become essential for students to become fluent in its use in order to be successful in the 21st century.
In addition to teaching, I enjoy singing and playing guitar, painting, hiking, sailing, and playing with my two dogs! Traveling has always been a part of my life. I spent my childhood living on a sailboat, sailing around the Caribbean! After moving back onshore to go to college, I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Biology and moved to Kuwait where I began my teaching career. Over the next twenty three years, I earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I've traveled to France, England, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Tanzania is the next country on my list of places to visit. Embracing people and cultures from around the world has enhanced my teaching, allowing me to share my experiences with my students and encourage them to develop a desire to embrace the world in all its diversity! I am very excited to be a part of the fantastic staff at Forest Ridge and I look forward to another exciting year!