I have worked as an ESL teacher at a performing arts magnet school, a media specialist, a middle and high school teacher, a curriculum coach, and a creative writing instructor. Currently, I teach at Sanhedrin alternative high school in Willits and teach part-time at Mendocino College (Career Planning Success and ENG-85 courses). I grew up and received my undergraduate degree in Russia. I have an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Bethel University in Minnesota. Travel is one of my passions as it opens my eyes to so many different ways to experience life. I have travelled in Europe, Middle East and visited many places in the U.S.

The best way to reach me is via email yritchley@mendocino.edu. I generally reply within 24 hours.