12 years experience teaching high school physics and chemistry, 10 years experience teaching face to face and online astronomy, physics, and physical science at both community college and university level
Hands on inexpensive guided inquiry lab-based experiences with physics. No lecturing-the labs are the curriculum and I help as needed. Students love it, and so do I!
Vice President of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Announced April 2013 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Announced June 2012 American Association of Physics Teachers Zitzewitz Award for Excellence in Pre-College Physics Teaching; August 2011 Penn High School Distinguished Alumni Award, May 2011 Indiana State Teacher of the Year 2011, Announced October 2010 Member of Michiana “40 Under 40”, Class of 2010 Penn-Harris-Madison 2010 Teacher of the Year, Spring 2010 Armstrong Teacher Educator Award, Indiana University, 2010-2011 United States Representative at High School Teachers (HST) Conference, Summer 2006 at CERN in Switzerland National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teacher, 2005/2006 Edition Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Listed in 7th, 9th & 10th editions; 2002, 2004 & 2005 Disney’s American Teacher Award, Nominee, Spring 2002 First Year Teacher of the Year, Elkhart Community Schools, Spring 2000 Outstanding Future Educator, Indiana University, Spring 1999
M.Ed. Physics Education, Ball State University B.S. Secondary Chemistry Education, Indiana University
I love to teach and feel very lucky to get to do what I do!