I have been teaching for 14 years in a variety of science classes, including biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology, forensic science, physical science, earth science, marine biology, science literacy, botany, and greenhouse management. One fun side effect of teaching in a small district is that I've never had the same course load more than once in my entire career. Besides my teaching duties, I am the coordinator of our school's Link Crew freshman transition program, a liaison for our community's 40+ year Beautification Day, and I coached competitive cheer for 8 years. I like to keep busy!
I am the definition of laid back. I like to let kids explore and go off on tangents that interest them, and I love to try new things. I like to use interactive notebooks with my students when applicable, and I'm diving off into the abyss of 1:1 classroom integration. I love that my day is never boring and always different than the one before. The teenage audience is fabulous to work with!
I have presented at the state and national level in the areas of science education and professional development. I've received over 3 (THREE!) Twitter favorites before, and one of my students gave me a "World's Most Awesome Teacher" mug last Christmas. Does that count? Can you tell that I don't take myself too seriously?
I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Environmental Biology/ Botany and Plant Pathology. Back then I did things like study inbreeding depression in wild radish. It got old. I completed my secondary certification in science at Saginaw Valley State University and am currently working on my thesis for an M.S. in Science Education at Northern Michigan University. Now things are never boring.
I am a mother of twins, amateur genealogist, and artist at heart.
Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Health, For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Criminal Justice - Law, Forensics, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Earth Day, For All Subjects