I have taught for 15 years in Henrico County in Richmond, VA. I began teaching on-level and advanced chemistry and have spent the last 8 years in AP Chemistry as well. I am a consultant for NMSI, Laying the Foundation, and have conducted many teacher training courses for them over the past 9 years. I have also written items for the ACT.
In my first year teaching, a very wise woman gave me advice that I have passed on to many: 'Be Yourself. If you're not, they will know and you will lose all credibility.' I try to run my classroom the way my life is - controlled chaos! If it's loud and they are learning, loud is okay. If they are sitting on a table, but they are learning, sitting on a table is okay. Sitting quietly and not learning is not okay. The goal is learning, and that looks different for every kid and every class.
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BS in Chemistry from James Madison University
I'm married to a football coach and PE teacher (so jealous by the way of the 'work appropriate' attire he enjoys) with 3 beautiful little girls who make me smile and laugh every day.