Elementary School Teacher 30 years Grades Pre-K-5th Science Lab and STEM Educator Presenter NCSTA State Conference National Board Certification Science Leadership Cohort CMS Co-author of North Carolina Essential Standards and Resource Guide for 5th Grade CMS 2012 Presenter Regional STEM Conference Presenter CMS STEM Conference STEM Fellow 2010/2011 CMS Schools/Discovery Place Integration of Science and Social Studies Curriculum Author Host of monthly Science Alliance for lab teachers Science Olympiad Facilitator and Coach Developed Endhaven’s Family STEM Night and Science Fair North Carolina State and CMS Certified Mentor Established GEMS Club at Endhaven Elementary Member of NSTA, NCSTA, Green Teacher Network Currently seeking Environmental Educator Certification
My goal is for students to develop a sense of exploration and understanding of the ever-changing world through inquiry based, hands-on, student-centered learning. I integrate literature into my lessons and use journaling.
NSTA 2015 Shell Outstanding Science Educator Semi-Finalist Award Outstanding CMS STEM Educator Award Recipient 2010, 2011, 2012 Mickelson Exxon/Mobile Teachers Academy participant July 2013 CMS Southwest Learning Zone Teacher of the Year 2014 Endhaven Elementary Teacher of the Year 2014 ASC Cato Excellence in Teaching Award Finalist 2011, 2012 (Science Education)
Graduate Studies Education Supervision, University of Houston Clear Lake BS Education, Radford University
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Wake County Schools, Raleigh, NC, Durham County Public Schools Houston Independent School District