I taught 7th and 8th grade science in Phoenix for 3 years, and 4th-6th grade science in Chicago for 4 years. I am currently a Director of Science Instruction, writing NGSS-aligned curriculum for grades K-8 and supporting teachers in creating NGSS aligned lesson plans for a school network.
I love breaking down difficult scientific concepts into smaller chunks that students can understand. I often incorporate multiple ways for students to gather information about the world around them through experiments, videos, texts, and diagrams. I aspire to include real world problems and have students assume the role of scientists in my lessons.
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Bachelors in Rehabilitation Sciences with minors in Studio Arts and American Sign Language from University of Pittsburgh; Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University
In addition to teaching, I love to garden, try new restaurants, and hang out with my husband and dog! The background in my profile pictures is from Studio Denmark.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, For All Subjects, Engineering