22+ years teaching Physical Science, Biology, Coordinated and Thematic Science 9 and 10, Principles of Technology I and II, Anatomy and Physiology, Physics I and II, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Physics B, and AP Physics C: Mechanics
I believe in hands-on activities and no down-time. Idle hands are not providing learning opportunities.
I have been awarded the 2007 West Virginia Department of Education Model 21st Century Classroom Teacher Award, the 2011 Thinkfinity Award for Technology Innovation, the 2011 RESA-1 Exemplary Teacher Award covering a 6 county area, the 2012 Thinkfinity Award for Technology Innovation, have been invited to be an AP Chemistry exam reader in 2011 and 2012, and have been approved by the College Board with certified syllabi in AP Chemistry, AP Physics B, and AP Physics C: Mechanics. I currently hold permanent certifications in general science (grades 5-12), chemistry (grades 9-12), and physics (grades 9-12).
I completed my B.S. in Secondary Education in '95 from West Virginia University, my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership in '09 from Concord University, and my Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.
Married to a wonderful Elementary / Reading teacher and we have two beautiful daughters.