Erin G. has taught Biology for 25 years, 23 of which she taught AP Biology. Each year, she has 90-100 sophomores who sit for the AP Biology Exam. Her pass rate ranges from 80-90%. In the past, Erin has served as a College Board Reader for the AP Biology Free Response section. She has also served as a College Board Consultant (trainer) teaching teachers how to to teach AP Biology.
With every unit covered throughout the year, Erin's goal is to target all types of learners. She has developed over 50 Honors/College-level, hands-on activities that enhance learning no matter what type of learner!! She is excited to begin rolling these activities out through TpT over the next year. Erin also has many original worksheets and study guides to share.
Erin has received Teacher of the Year at three different high schools, The Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Idaho in 2010, and was the Sponsoring Teacher for the First Place Winner of the DuPont Essay contest in 2008. Erin has also been a State Finalist for the Presidential Award in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2011, 2013, and 2017. She was honored to receive the Presidential Award in Science for 2017.
Erin earned a B.S. in Biology from Cal State Bakersfield in 1995, a Life Science Credential from Chapman University in 1997, an M.A. in Teaching from Grand Canyon University in 2001, and National Board Certification in AYA Science in 2001.
Teaching is Erin's passion. She loves Biology and adores kids! Sharing her love for Biology with her students is extremely rewarding. When her students learn, retain, and understand difficult college-level concepts and are eager to come to class each and every day, she knows she is making a difference. Erin also wants to share her ideas with fellow teachers. Erin's classroom is proof that Honors/AP level curriculum can be fun, engaging, and highly rigorous!