Director of Field Placement, Senior Instructor, C&I
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080
- M.Ed., University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, Curriculum & Instruction, 2019
- B.S., Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, Geography, 2002
- FD 200 Awardee, nominated for embodying the legacy of Frederick Douglass by American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. Library of Congress, February 2019
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Rebekka Boysen-Taylor is the Director of Field Placement and a Senior Instructor in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In this role, she places education students in practicum and student teaching classrooms within and beyond the state of Idaho and offers teacher education courses including social studies methods and culturally responsive teaching. She is a former Teach for America Corps member, veteran middle school teacher, curriculum writer, and educational researcher residing in rural northern Idaho with her family. Rebekka serves as the Senior Curriculum Advisor for the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives in Rochester, NY shaping curriculum and educational outreach in line with the organization’s mission to promote racial equity, prevent modern day human trafficking, and share the legacies of Anna Murray Douglass and Frederick Douglass.
Regardless of the age group, Rebekka’s work begins with culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy focusing on relationships between students, families, educators, and community members. She has experience teaching PreK-8 and higher education students in diverse settings which include a small rural public charter school, large urban public schools, community outreach programs, and higher education. Rebekka previously served as the Assistant Program Manager for the Indigenous Knowledge for Effective Education Program (IKEEP) at the University of Idaho where she supported Indigenous scholars pursuing teacher certification and placement in predominately Indigenous-serving schools.
Rebekka has a B.S. in Geography from Portland State University, a K-8 teaching certificate from California State University, L.A., and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Idaho. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education.