About Mr. Sixta
Raised in Minnesota, Mr. Sixta moved to Oregon after high school to attend college and quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Although he has moved away several times he continues to end up moving back to the region. He enjoystrips to the ocean, kayaking in the Puget Sound, fishing, and hunting the elusive geoduck. While studying at Portland State University (PSU) Mr. Sixta spent time abroad studying sustainable community development in Kefalonia, Greece and renewable energy in Kassel, Germany.
After graduating from PSU, Mr. Sixta spent two years as an Americorps VISTA at a social service agency in East Portland. Mr. Sixta’s interests in social justice and civic engagement have resulted in his active engagement with several nonprofit and community organizations in Oregon and Minnesota. Through work and education Mr. Sixta has lived and traveled through Oregon, Minnesota, and The Netherlands with many stops along the way.
Although Mr. Sixta’s path to becoming a teacher has been a bit circuitous, he is pleased that this vocation has provided opportunities to regularly engage with a diversity of people, constantly learn new material, and share his passion for learning and justice with others.
Since moving to Butte Falls in the summer of 2013, Mr. Sixta has settled into the new community. He loves hiking the many different logging roads around town (with his little dog Eleanor), fishing the Rogue River, exploring the geology and history of the area, and meeting so many great new people.
Butte Falls Charter School
Located in rural southern Oregon, Butte Falls Charter School has a focus on Natural Resources and staff work to integrate environmental studies into all curriculum. The natural industries around town may not be booming in the ways they once were but many residents of the area still make their living from the land. Butte Falls is a Title 1 school with about 140 students in K-12.