My experience includes teaching in the classroom as well as museums and other recreational settings. Taught the "Private Eye", a grant-funded science-based curriculum for Tucson's school system Worked with Boston Schools teachers to design exhibits for the Children's Zoo and for the Zoomobile Coordinated workshops for Career Education Grant Designed a mini-museum with a 5th Grade class for the Harvard Museum of Comparitive Zoology
* Hands-on Science that incorporates movement, literature, and arts and crafts. Presentations for teachers and conventions including simulation games, Readers' Theater & famous women stories. *Designed and taught popular science programs for Tuscon Children's Museum weekend programing.Coordinated talented teen volunteers. *I love teaching in libraries because the entire family gets involved. *My lesson plans are flexible and change dependent on the age-levels in the crowd and the interests of the individuals.
*Nominated honorary degree in Entomology - University of Arizona * Graduated Cum Laude, Boston State Teachers College * Fellowship with "Right to Read" Grant teaching undergraduates at Boston University * MA Dept. of Employment Excellence Award for outreach to unemployed workers assisting with re-employment * City of Boston "Woman of the Future" Award
* Boston State Teachers College - Elem. Ed * Boston University - M. Ed. in Science Education *Arizona SUCCEEDS Early Childhood Trainer, Career Level VI-B * Arizona Teaching Certificate * MA Teaching Certificate
* Hiked Appalachian Trail - Georgia to Maine * Hiked Long Trail - Canada to Massachusetts * Wrote 50 monthly articles for local children's newspaper, "Bear Essential News" to involve parents in hands-on activities * Designed & coordinated Naturalist Badges for Sahuaro Girl Scouts *Junior Ranger Badges from Chiricahua National Monument, Redwoods National Park, Arches National Park & Oregon State Parks
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Dance, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, End of Year, Engineering, Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month