I began teaching in 2007, and for the last 4 years I have been teaching at a small preK-12 island school off the coast of Maine. As the only science teacher at the high school level, I am responsible for teaching Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, as well as Ecology and Environmental Science... all in the same day sometimes! Not only is it a lot of different areas within science, but I teach the full range of students as well; regular education, special education, independent courses... It's all on me and I wouldn't have it any other way! Because of the small nature of our school, I am also the high school team leader, advisor and mentor to the senior class, National Honor Society Adviser, prom committee advisor
I love when the students ask "... but why?" Seeing students question the world around them, makes me think that I've at least imparted some curiosity on them.
I haven't been given any given any awards, but I would love to someday!
I attended the University of Maine Machias for my undergrad degree in Science. After graduating, I went north to the University of Maine Fort Kent and completed an accelerated teacher education program.
Born and raised in Maine, I love the small town vibe. I moved from Northern Maine, the land of potato fields and trees, to the coast where I traded potatoes for lobster and trees for granite. This is the best place to live, teach, play, and raise my young son, Finnigan.