I started teaching in 2010 and have loved every minute of it! I have taught 8th Science for the most part, but have had a chance to teach both 6th and 7th science also. Middle Schoolers can be very difficult at times, but I have found that they have an amazing sense of humor and are a lot of fun to teach.
My style of teaching is project based, or student led. I tend to do all the prepping/instructions and then let them loose to explore and learn at their own pace. Since I do a lot of PBLs, I use a lot of management skills to keep them contained and on task.
In my 3rd year of teaching, I was voted Teacher of the Year for our school.
I studied Biology and environmental science at MSU in Wichita Falls and transferred to HSU in Abilene to finish up my degree. I graduated in 2006 with a BS in Biology and then went on to some post-grad education classes. I got my teaching certificate in 2009.
I am currently living in my hometown and teaching 8th Science!