I've taught 8th grade science since 2001, with curriculum including Earth Science, Physical Science, and Science Research. I am gifted and ESOL certified and have taught science classes for both. I have presented staff development sessions and shared strategies from my classroom at the local, district, and state level. I have served as the science coordinator for my school, as well as team leader and mentor teacher. Prior to teaching in a school, I worked for 6 years as a traveling science presenter with High Touch High Tech, a hands-on, in-class field trip company. While employed there, I helped develop new programming as the curriculum coordinator.
I try to be very hands-on and use a lot of inquiry-based and problem-based learning in my classroom. I also love to use games and technology to help reinforce the content for my students.
2015-2016 East Cobb Middle School Teacher of the Year
B.S. in Exercise Science, 1995 Teaching Certificate, 2004 Gifted Endorsement, 2007 ESOL Endorsement, 2008 Teacher Leader Endorsement, 2013
Happily married mom to two, and grand-mom to one. I love to travel and meet people from all over the world. I also like to read, watch movies, and dabble in foreign languages and genealogy.