I have experience teaching Biology (General Education and Inclusion), Chemistry (General Education and Inclusion), Physical Science (General Education and Inclusion), Physics (Honors), Zoology (General Education and Inclusion), AP Environmental Science, and Marine Ecology.
I use a combination of self-created PowerPoints and hands-on labs and self-created practice problem sets (for physics, chemistry, and physical science) to teach my students. This style has proven very effective, as my students are consistently among the top-scoring in my school and district on state standardized tests.
*Created flipped classroom videos and curriculum for my physics students *Created a year-long lab manual for AP Environmental Science students *Teacher Leader for OssaBEST 2011, a program to implement robotics and computer programming into high schools *Co-Winner of Media and Technology Mini Grant, 2010, 2013 *Successfully funded 20 projects on DonorsChoose.org, totaling over $15,000 Collegiate Awards: *Profiled in FLORIDA, University of Florida's Alumni Magazine, Winter 2006 *National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2006 *University of Florida Journal of Undergraduate Research Featured Scholar, Vol. 8: Issue 1 (http://www.clas.ufl.edu/jur/200609/feature/feature.html) *University Scholars Program Best Quantitative Research Paper, 2005 *University Scholars Program Scholarship Recipient, 2005 *President, Marine Biology Club, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2005 *Elected Golden Key International Honor Society, 2004 *University of Florida Honors Program Member/Graduate, 2002/2004 *Secretary, Student Health Outreach Team, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2003 *Historian, Student Health Outreach Team, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2002
T-5 Clear Renewable Teaching Certificate *Broad-field Science (GACE Science I and II) *Gifted Certified M.S. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, December 2008 *University of Florida, Gainesville, FL B.S. Zoology, Summa Cum Laude, December 2005 *University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
I am a marine-ecologist-turned science teacher. In my 7 years of teaching, I have taught Chemistry, Physical Science, Biology, Zoology, Physics, and Research II, and AP Environmental Science. I have designed a pacing guide and curriculum around the Georgia Performance Standards for each of my classes. Many textbook and online labs/lessons do not provide the level of rigor and inquiry that I require in my classes, so I often design my own labs and lessons.