I have taught secondary science for the past 12 years - grades 6 -12. Science courses I have taught include Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science and Marine Biology. I have also taught pre-service science teachers at the University of Hawaii and feel very fortunate to have been able to share my love of science teaching with our future educators.
I believe giving learners the opportunity to explore and engage in hands-on and relevant activities helps them construct meaningful science concepts. Taking it a step further, once students have an understanding, I think self-reflection and communication among their peers will only deepen their learning experiences.
National Board Certified Teacher, Distinguished Achievement Award â€“ State of Hawaii Department of Education
I have a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Science and Technology from the University of Hawaii, a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelors of Science - Secondary Education, Biology from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Being a proud Navy wife, I have been fortunate to teach in six different states and to make lifelong friends from all the schools I've taught in. Currently I'm taking a break from the classroom to raise my two daughters, but because of technology I'm still able to share my love of science education through Teachers pay Teachers and part-time online teaching for the University of Hawaii.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Valentine's Day, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation