Education: University of Washington, Seattle Teacher Resdidency Master's in Teaching, expected graduation: August, 2019 Lewis & Clark College Bachelor's in Biology, May, 2016 Played first and second violin in the Lewis & Clark Orchestra Capital High School International Baccalaureate Program, June, 2012 Awarded National Orchestra Award Achieved "Excellent" in Solo & Ensemble Contest in Solo and Chamber categories, 2011, 2012 Concert mistress in school's full orchestra and chamber orchestra, 2011-2012 Played first violin for Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia
Aviva is a violinist by choice and a teacher by trade. She first began learning the violin in 4th grade at her elementary school, and has continued the pursuit of music every since. In addition to the regular school orchestra, Aviva performed in solo contests, chamber groups and youth symphonies in Olympia, Washington, and the collegiate ensemble at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Currently, Aviva is in school to earn her Master's in Teaching for Elementary Education at the University of Washington, as part of the Seattle Teacher Residency. She is a passionate educator who believes strongly in the brilliance and uniqueness of all her students. She is an advocate for the validity of all learning styles, and focuses on building positive relationships with students to uncover their learning preferences.
In her spare time, Aviva will undoubtedly be doing something outside, be it hiking, backpacking, running, mountain biking, skiing, or some other active option. She loves to explore her home state of Washington every chance she gets.