I am a New York State Master Teacher and a Master’s Certified Trainer for SMART Notebook 10 for K-12 and Higher Education. Currently, I teach living environment to gifted 8th students. Throughout my 14 years of teaching, I have also taught, chemistry, forensic science, earth science, 7th and 8th grade health, along with 7th and 8th grade general science.
Over the years, my teaching style has changed to reflect a flipped classroom. Importantly, my style has consistently included the use of content acquisition strategies (i.e. inquiry investigations infused with physical and conceptual modelling) that support visual memory and cultivate mastery of academic and domain specific vocabulary in all learners. To navigate complex syntax and diction evident in class resources, I also incorporate organizational frameworks that unravel these linguistic complexities. However, my success in teaching is largely dependent on the use of interleaving, reintroducing the same concepts repeatedly in new contexts, as an instructional approach to strengthen the durability of learning.
NYS Master Teacher
Completed BA in Psychology and MA in Science Education at New York University
My passion includes reading books from ASCD authors such as Robert Marzano, Robyn Jackson, Susan Brookhart and Carol Ann Tomlinson. Also, I enjoy studying international science curricula, specifically, GCE/GCSE. I am always excited to share innovative technologies and learning strategies with my colleagues. Occasionally, I facilitate workshops on the integration of technology, designing curricula using Understanding by Design, and implementation of data analysis in the content areas.