14+ years teaching public education, 10 of those have been with gifted learners. I have been teaching middle school students since 2001.
I prefer to give students an opportunity to do hands on projects and to produce projects both individually and in groups. My classroom style is more of a manager while the students explore and learn on their own.
Selected as teacher of the year 2 times by two different schools. I have won over $30,000 in grants in the past 5 years.
BS Degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida National Board Certified Teacher in Middle Grades Science 300+ hours in Gifted Endorsement classes completed in 2005
In addition to my time in the classroom, I am frequently called upon to teach workshops in my district, am the county resource teacher for our newly adopted textbook, and have been asked to author content for a variety of science books and websites.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Measurement, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Music Composition, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, For All Subjects, End of Year, Engineering