“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Portland Metro


Coleen McGhee earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences in 1994 and worked in the juvenile justice field and justice system for eight years. She worked directly with youth, families and community members to help each individual youth move toward becoming a positive member of the community. While working as a juvenile probation officer, Coleen taught classes for the juvenile department. She realized how much she enjoyed teaching and moved on to get her masters in education. Over the last ten years, she has taught mainly in alternative education programs working with students who are credit-deficient or who have already dropped out of high school (teaching language arts, social studies, health, science and math). She has also taught traditional college preparatory high school classes in a high school setting (both brick and mortar and online) and college preparatory classes at colleges. Along with teaching, Coleen has been a track and cross country coach. Aside from teaching, Coleen enjoys being a mom of two little boys (twin two year olds) and going on hikes. Finally, she truly enjoys helping each person she teaches be successful in his or her endeavors.