My experience includes 28 years teaching secondary science in public and private high schools, including work with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents in a hospital setting, affluent students in a private school setting, homeschool students, and most recently public school students. Of the last 12 years, I've taught two years in a very large affluent suburban high school with privileged students, but most recently my passion has been to work with a large low income minority population in the outskirts of Atlanta. Most recently I have taught Chemistry and AP Chemistry, with some Physics and Physical Science. Through the years I have also taught Earth Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Genetics, and Microbiology. I have also served as Science Division Chair at our high school, and served on a number of curriculum and test writing teams on a local and state level.
Most of the materials I have designed to meet some prescriptive need for my students. I hope they will be useful to some of your students as well. My passion in teaching science is to help students connect what they learn to their everyday lives. Some of my materials are linked to real life situations. Others are more standardized and admittedly "boring" to prepare students for the state assessments. Some materials were designed for use when a substitute teacher was scheduled.
My shining moments in my career have been when I have seen the "light go on" both in students with whom I work, but also the talented colleagues, especially beginning teachers, with whom I've had the privilege to work. During my tenure I have been awarded different honors such as Teacher of the Year twice and STAR Teacher, as well as Outstanding Area Science Teacher.
Undergraduate degree in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Physics from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Masters, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral Degrees earned in Secondary School Science.
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