Current: Southern Wells Junior Senior High School, Poneto, Indiana -Teacher, New Teacher Mentor, Biology Club Sponsor, National Honors Society Advisor, and Various Committees; Adjunct Dual Credit Factually Member (Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana) -Courses Taught: Advanced Biology (Dual Credit), Anatomy and Physiology (Dual Credit), Botany/Zoology (Dual Credit), Biological Research, Bio-Ethics, General Biology, and Earth and Space Science. Past: Cardinal Ritter High School, Indianapolis, Indiana -Teacher, Department Chair, Sponsor, and Various Committees -Courses Taught: Advanced Biology, Biological Research, Bio-Ethics, Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Biology III, General Biology II, Botany and Ecology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Computer Applications. Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, Indiana -Teacher and Various Committees -Courses Taught: Physical Science and General Science Indiana Vocational Technology College, Evansville, Indiana -Teacher -Course Taught: Adult Computer Literacy Instruction and Lab -Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Indiana -Teacher, Swimming Coach, Sponsor, and Various Committees -Courses Taught: Advanced Biology, General Biology, and General Science
Education today is highly important not only because of job market needs, but also to better understand, respect, and enjoy the world around us. First, I feel that besides having the student know facts, teachers today should relate these facts outside the classroom walls and into the outside world. I feel that this concept is important in the continuing growth and development of the student. Secondly, I see the role of the present day educator to be more than instructors of knowledge but counselors of life issues. I feel that we as educators must show good high standards of moral and ethical principles for the guidance of the student in a world of drugs, suicides, bigotry, poverty, and teenage pregnancies. Thirdly, I view education as an exciting challenge with countless rewards in student success beyond school. I believe that it is important to express the same exhilarating enthusiasm and merit to the student in or out of the classroom through the art of teaching.
Excellence in Education Award, Spotlighting Exceptional Teachers in Community, March 20, 2015 Clyde Motts Award for Innovative High School Science Teaching, by the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc., February 4, 2016 Recipient of Numerous Wells County Foundation Creativity Grant Awards We Are Teachers Fisher Science Education Teaching Grant Finalist, April 23, 2013 Neil Campbell Fellows Award, October 2, 2012 National Association of Biology Teacher’s (NABT) Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year Award for the State of Indiana, May 10, 2012. EDS Technology Grant Awarded by EDS Indianapolis Accounts, April 17, 2008. Bright Ideas Grant Award by Vectren Corporation, November, 2004. Unsung Heroes Grant Award by ING Northern Annuity, August, 2002. Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration Grant Award by CILC, December, 2001 Nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Certificate of Achievement as an Honorary Cyber Teacher by the Central Indiana Educational Service Center of Indianapolis, August, 1999 Nominated and Participated in the Exemplary Technology-Using Teacher CDROM Project by Purdue University, School of Education, October, 1998.
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana Computer Endorsement, August 15, 1999 University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana Master of Science in Secondary Education, August 29, 1994 Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana Bachelor of Science, May 5, 1989 Teaching Major in Science Primary Area in Biology Supporting Area in Earth and Space Science
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