Chemical Sales Representative for Olin Chemicals and Culligan Water Treatment, Legal Secretary. Began teaching in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1986 (10 years.) Moved to Wyoming in 1996 and continued teaching in Sheridan, Wyoming. Currently I teach Chemistry I and AP Chemistry.
As a gift for my students I created a video for every day of school for an Academic High School Chemistry Course. Very organized with an anticipatory set every day. Old school with a twist of inquiry. Students gain a solid foundation to be ready for the requirements of both Advanced Placement and any college chemistry. A major focus is on chemical nomenclature. Once nomenclature is taught in Topic 4, most often names are given instead of formulas so that students are always practicing the chemical language with The Journey Chez Chem.
Siemens Award for AP science teacher for 2007-08, the American Chemical Society in Wyoming - Vernon Bulgrin High School Chemistry teacher of the year in 2010, and the Arch Coal Golden Apple Award 2010 and 2012.
BA Chemistry Florida Atlantic University, BS Biology Florida Atlantic University, BS Science Education, University of Maryland, Maryland, and MA Environmental Biology Hood College, Maryland. Taught Biology, Chemistry, and AP Chem in Loudoun County, Virginia for 10 years, then moved to Sheridan, Wyoming. Currently I am privileged to teach Chemistry, and AP Chem.
Love nature and music which can be seen in the beginning and ending of each lesson. It is my great fortune to live "where the antelope" roam." Originally, however, I grew up in Europe with a Viennese mother and an active duty military father but my passion for horses landed me in Northeastern Wyoming.