I have been teaching for over 30 years, and have taught every grade level from Pre-K to seniors in high school. Most of my experience is in Natural Science in grades 7 - 12. For the last 16 years I have been teaching Biology exclusively, AP and ESL Biology for the last 5 years.
We work hard and use every single minute of every class period! I use many labs and hands-on activities that serve as casual formative assessments. We do lots of oral review in class and employ many models and memory devices to help ideas stick.
LISD Teacher of the Year District Finalist (Hedrick Middle School - 2001) LISD Teacher of the Year District Finalist (Lewisville North High School 2004) AP Fellowship Awardee (2016)
Bachelor's from University of California at Davis Postgraduate teaching credential at San Jose State University Additional coursework at Hopkins Marine Lab Professional developments include: Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, TX (several) AP Summer Institutes (3) AP 2-day institutes (1) NSTA 2017
I love teaching about living things in all their beauty and complexity. Two of my biggest passions are encouraging girls in STEM education and inviting all students to SCIENCE and NATURE in general. All of the products you see on my site are student tested and revised and they DO work!