I have a masters degree in Secondary Ed with a concentration in Biology. I have 22 years of classroom experience teaching biology, physical science, physics, introductory engineering and environmental science. I have built catapults, hovercraft, an inflatable whale, a 14 man cardboard boat, and polished mirrors for a real satellite.
I am rather informal and humorous. I put a great deal of effort into trying to find ways to connect my students to the material by sharing real life experiences, tangible activities and multimedia presentations. I don't really like textbooks too much and so prefer to make my own class notes, labs, activity sheets, and tests.
2 student awarded yearbook dedications, numerous certificates of achievement by our school board, newspaper and magazine articles, three 1st place finishes for our Catapult Club which I sponsor, and an unofficial world record for sailing our cardboard boat a mile.
B.A. in psychology, business minor from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa M.A.T., in Secondary Ed, Biology, from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Family first. After that, I enjoy woodworking, camping, canoeing and going on adventures!
Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, Economics , General Science, Place Value