I am a University of Texas (Austin), UTeach alumnus- which is a nationally recognized and replicated Science and Math teaching program across the United States. My student teaching experience provided opportunities to teach 5th - 12th grade. With that said, I've been in education as a teacher for 9 years ranging from: 7th and 8th grade, HS Biology, HS Chemistry (Regular, Pre-AP, AP, and a Dual-Credit course), HS Physics, and HS IPC. I also hosted one of the first courses in my district known as Chembridge - which was a partnership between my school district and the University of Texas at Austin to provide up to 6 hours of college credit to HS students. I currently provide pedagogical support, as well as content specific professional development, to secondary science teachers. However, I recently started providing support to other subject area teachers.
My lessons are designed for students to build upon their prior knowledge and/or construct new knowledge through active hands-on learning experiences. I am student-centered versus teacher-centered - that is the students are doing most of the work (labs, explaining, modeling, etc.).
Teacher of Promise (2005); Teacher of the Year (nominee 2009);
Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with: B.S. Biology / Education. M.Ed in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Instructional Leadership (Minor in Secondary Education).
I try to develop ideas that any teacher could modify to meet the needs of his/her classroom. In my spare time I love to go to the gym, swim, watch movies all day on Netflix, and now create items for TpT.