After obtaining a doctorate in Microbiology, I immediately decided to become a teacher and now currently have over 25 years’ experience teaching science at the elementary, middle, secondary, and college levels. I have taught pre-K science and college science and every grade level in-between! I have been a consultant for the Columbia University School and have presented multiple times at national and regional NSTA conferences. I also taught Elementary and Secondary Science Methods classes at Marist College. I am the author of the Dr. Dave’s Science Teaching Manuals, a series of instructional manuals for elementary, middle-school and secondary science teachers. More recently I have written a 9th grade physics and 10th grade chemistry curriculum for a large charter school in NYC.
Hands-on, inquiry-based, and student-friendly science. Students love to learn science!
• Awarded Busch Predoctoral Fellowship, Rutgers U • Awarded Geraldine Dodge Educational Fellowship • Rated as master teacher
PhD Microbiology, Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ 10/88 MS Microbiology, Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ 5/85 BS Forest Biology, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 5/82 Graduated Magna cum laude
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Health, Geography, Statistics, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading