My name is Kelly Terry. I've been a middle school science teacher for over 25 years. I have taught life, earth, physical, marine, and environmental science. I'm also a fluent Spanish speaker and occasionally teach Spanish 1, and in the past, I've taught earth, physical, and life science in Spanish as a bilingual educator. I was our school's lead teacher for the Ocean Guardians School program, and I advise "Team Chiroptera," which is doing bat-related research with a local scientist. I also enjoy my work as an illustrator and artist, too.
Hands-on, project based, across curricular areas, appealing to the multiple intelligences, technology and outdoor education embracing, and most of all...fun!
2012 Ocean Guardians Outstanding Lead Teacher
BA and MA from San Jose State University; California Teaching Credentials: Life Science and Spanish, authorization in History, CLAD (ELD); California Administrative Services Credential
I love learning new things and helping kids to learn new things, especially in the realm of science. I have a huge interest in the environment and hope that my students will carry with them a strong sense of stewardship for our planet. I spend a lot of time outdoors, researching and finding out new things about what I teach, and volunteer for a local organization dedicated to the wellness of the oceans. I aspire to be a scientific illustrator when I retire from teaching. Each summer, my husband and I live in our little camper for about two months at a time as we enjoy our "geology adventures" across the US.