My career as a teacher began in 2013. My first year was a great learning experience teaching both 6th and 8th grade science, without out any curriculum or scope and sequence. My second year went much smoother, in a new district, and teaching 6th grade science only, after a few more years in science I also have added Gateway to Engineering, STEM lab, ESL to children in China, and a few courses for pre-service teachers at the college level. I have also had the honor of leading professional development for Substitute teachers, as well as other teachers in my district and pre-service teachers. Adding to my growing list of experience, I am now a high school Science Composite teacher teaching Environmental Systems, Biology, and Chemistry.
I teach based on the learning styles of my students. I use lecture, small group, and individual instruction strategies along with hands on lessons. I try to incorporate techniques that appeal to all types of learners. Most recently I have added project based learning as well as problem based learning.
Montgomery Education Foundation - Galaxies at Our Fingertips Grant My dept chair and I wrote a grant proposal for 10 Galaxy tablets for the Science department.
I grew up and went to school in a small town that is not so small anymore! Went to college, quit college and went back again several times trying to juggle being a wife, mom, and student. I finally finished my Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in 4-8 grade Math and Science in May 2013. On August 8, 2015 I graduated with a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Instructional Technology!
I love helping people in any way I possibly can!