For the last ten years, I have taught 2nd-4th grade science. Three years ago I created a fourth grade maker education course. I truly enjoy any opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with other teachers!
My teaching practice is firmly rooted in Constructivism, facilitating opportunities for my students to build their own knowledge through experience and action. My classroom is fun and happy and a safe place for my students to try new things, ask questions, learn from their mistakes, grow their interest in STEM subjects, and build their STEM self-efficacy.
In March 2010, I was chosen to participate in the Mickelson ExxonMobil National Teachers Academy. In March 2107, I was chosen to receive an outstanding student award in my graduate program. I have been selected to present my work at many professional conferences, including NSTA, NCGS, and the STEM Think Tank & Conference at Harpeth Hall.
My undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin is in Zoology. In April, 2017, I received my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with graduate certification in STEM from the University of Cincinnati.
I am a wife and a mother and I enjoy traveling, especially to US national parks!