I am a seven year veteran of teaching 9th grade introductory biology and Advanced Placement biology. For the past two years, I have served as the MSDE STEM liaison to my school. I love my job and the challenge to continually create better content for my students.
I enjoy teaching through interactive lecture and inquiry. My lesson plans help organize complex material into easily manageable 'chunks', while focusing on real world applications. I believe that student success depends upon three factors: 1) a desire to please their teacher born through mutual respect, 2) self-efficacy, or the belief that they can be successful at science, and 3) engagement in the material.
Since taking over the AP Biology course at my school, enrollment has increased more than 100%. 94% of my AP Biology students passed the new AP Biology exam in 2013. Over 98% of my 9th grade biology students have passed the HSA since 2008. 100% have passed by junior year, and none have required bridge plans.
B.S. in Molecular Biology with minor in Bioinformatics. M.A.T.
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