This is my 8th year of teaching- 4 years in Physical Science (1 of those in 8th grade) and 4 years in Biology. I also teach I.B. Biology and Environmental Science.
I use just about every teaching strategy that I know about at some point throughout the year. I love using cooperative learning groups throughout the stages of instruction to encourage interdependence and higher-level thinking through problem-based instruction. I like the overall atmosphere to be student-centered; however, I do want to prepare them for upper level high school and college classes where they may have only lecture-style classes.
-Honorable Mention in the Disney Planet Challenge 2012 -Presenter at district-wide conferences on science instruction and co-teaching -Mentor Teacher for a resident through Memphis Teacher Residency
-Graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2010. -Graduated with a Masters of Arts in Education in 2012.
I love and serve Jesus Christ, I have a wonderful husband (who is also an educator!), and we have three children, three puppies and a bunny!