Founding Member – Mount Madonna Center
Deepening Community Thought Leader focusing on Teaching and Learning, Yoga, Service, Relationship and Community as a Transformational Experience
Iris is one of the founding members of Mount Madonna Center, an Intentional Residential Community, Retreat, Conference Facility and K-12 Children's School in Watsonville, California. Iris has held various positions in the field of Education, as a High School Teacher, School Principal, Researcher and College Professor. Since 1987, she has served as a Professor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose where she has taught both on-campus and online courses with a deep commitment to explore the role of Community in the learning process.
For over 30 years, as a Residential Member of the Mount Madonna Center Community, she has facilitated teaching and dialog in the areas of: Teaching and Learning, Yoga, Service, Relationship and Community as a Transformational Experience. She is currently working with a team to develop Experiential and Certificate programs in Community Studies and Engagement as part of the newly developed Mount Madonna Institute.