I LOVE teaching middle school science and high school geography! I taught and coached for 14 years, including 4th-12th grades at public and independent schools. While my passion is teaching, I am currently taking a pause while I raise my young children. I bought curriculum from Teachers pay Teachers when I was active in the classroom, and now I'm excited to share materials with other hard-working teachers.
I believe that being organized and prepared leads to greater success for students, parents, and teachers. Therefore, whether I prepare for hands-on science labs, geography activities, soccer practice, or Outdoor Ed trips, I like to have a clear plan, and all materials in order. I also believe that skills such as organization and communication are essential in any discipline and will prepare students for what lies beyond the classroom.
Teacher of the Year, Encino Chamber of Commerce, 2007-2008; Andrews Award for Selfless Service, August 2000; College Outstanding Student Athlete, June 2000
MS, Science Education - Montana State University, Bozeman, August 2008 BA, Education, Biology - Principia College, June 2000
When I'm not with kids, I love to run, read, bake, backpack, ski, snowshoe, and organize meal trains for moms with new babies.