Chris Dorn

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Personal Statement: 

Coming from a family of teachers, I have loved learning and helping others learn for as long as I can remember. Through my work at SPSCC, I have gained an even deeper appreciation for what education can mean to people. I have seen students take huge risks, overcome tremendous barriers, and make precious sacrifices in order to make their education a reality. And I have seen people come out the other side stronger, more confident, more capable, and more understanding than when they started the journey.

I am humbled and inspired by the students at this college, and I am proud to be part of the network that supports them.


Career at SPSCC – Since beginning at SPSCC in 2013, I have held several positions, including computer tutor, writing tutor, adjunct professor, and tutoring administrator. I have taught courses in English, College and Career Success, and introductory French. If you’d like to learn more about my academic background and professional accomplishments, see my CV below.

Life outside SPSCC – My wife and I have been proud Olympia residents since 2013. We keep ourselves busy raising our two kids, playing board games, doing and designing escape room-style puzzles, traveling, and hosting the occasional book club meeting. I like to stay active, whether it’s through ultimate Frisbee, running, soccer, basketball, or hiking. I am also rather a nerd for language; I happily spend free time looking up etymologies, reading books about English usage, listening to French podcasts, writing for my blog, and editing professionally.