I am an author and teacher who loves hands on activities using everyday items to engage students. I have taught parent education classes throughout San Diego county focusing on early phonics and literacy. I have taught middle school ELA and Social Studies as well as 7th and 8th grade science. I currently see 450 students a week through a K-5 science rotation. I teach K-6 science and a Code Studio elective for students in grades 6-8.
Let's get dirty and have fun! I am extremely organized and love hands on activities with every day items. We make messes but the students know to clean things up and prepare for the next group.
2018: Exceptional Stem Steam Award from North County Professional Development Federation 2018: EcoLife Aquaponics Grant Recipient 2017: San Diego Science and Engineering Bright Idea Society Award; 2016: Ashford Leadership Award; 2015: Two of my Maker Studio students were finalists in the Innovate 8 and UCSD STEM video contest. One of my students won the contest and our school received a monetary award. My students are featured on the STEM PSA on San Diego Channel 8; 2014: My 6th grade students were some of the first to complete Code.org's Intro. to Computer Coding Class. We received a Donor's Choose grant.
Member of TPTFS Group 2017 Code.org graduate of CS Discoveries training, Teacher Workshop in Conservation Science at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, Trained in using Vernier probeware for Science education, NSTA and CSTA member, Graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S., Teaching credential from National University
Mom of 3 kids I love to be with. Happiest when I have hot chocolate or a California burrito. Avid fan of National Parks.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, School Counseling, Character Education, General Science, Physical Science, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Products For TpT Sellers, Engineering