I have taught Biology I, Biology II, AP Biology and Anatomy & Physiology for 4 years. I was the Science Fair Coordinator for the county in 2013. Chair of the Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) 2012- 2014, School Leadership Team Facilitator 2014-present.
I believe that when students have autonomy in their own learning they are better equipped to become intrinsic life-long learners. I am working on developing a new AP Curriculum that is more hands on and inquiry based.
Hampshire High School Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 Catalyst for Change in Hampshire County 2014 The Amy Burnham Onken Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Campus and Community Leadership
I received my BA from Washington & Jefferson College in 2008 with a degree in Biology and an emphasis in Neuroscience and a degree in Spanish. I worked on my MA of Foreign Languages at WVU 2008-2009. In 2011 I graduated from WVU with my MEd in Secondary Education and Teaching with an accreditation in Biology and endorsements in General Science and Spanish. I have completed over 45 hours of additional coursework in addition to my Masters.
I love working with young people. Their hope and goals for the future drive me.