Welcoming New KU Staff Member Tanja Pick
Joining the Klamath Union High School community is Sophomore English teacher Tanja Pick. This will be Pick's second official year teaching English after having worked at Milwaukie High School Academy of the Arts in Northern Oregon last year.
Pick moved to Klamath Falls earlier this year to accept her new teaching position from the busy and populated Portland Metropolitan area, a place her and her family previously called home for 20 years.
Originally from Simmern in Northern Germany, with a population of 7,000 people, Pick does not miss the city much as she is used to the small rural areas. “I love all the sunshine here. The people are really nice and I don’t miss the Portland traffic,” shared Pick.
Happy with her position at KU, Pick is very impressed with the collaboration with all administration and the staff, and how open they are to new ideas. "I was really drawn to this high school because of the friendly staff and welcoming principal, Tony Swan," mentioned Pick.
Considering herself to be a nontraditional student, Pick first enrolled at Portland Community College where she earned her Associates degree and waited a few years before transferring to Portland State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2014. From there she continued on to Master’s degree program earning not one but two degrees in English and Teaching, having ended her program earlier this year.
Pick has a passion for Philosophy, is an ex-rock climbing athlete, has a weakness for chocolate, a traditional horseback rider, loves her husband of 26 years and two lovely daughters, and she also shares that she is a Pinterest addict.
We welcome her into the KU community with open arms and wish her well in her new teaching position.