I am currently teaching 8th grade science and leading the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards. I have taught physical, life, and Earth science at the middle school level as well as biology and environmental science at the high school level.
I believe it is very important to connect students with place and I involve the outdoors as much as possible in my teaching. I also believe that it is very important to be current with technology and give students the opportunity to use and become fluent with it as a tool. It is crucial that students come out of middle and high school with problem solving skills from a local to global scale.
2016 Teacher of the Year. Science Department Head. Head of Houses for our school's house system.
B.S. in Biological Science Working on Masters of Science in Outdoor Education.
I was ready to drop out of college after the first two years until I took a biology class with a professor who took me outside. He made it real for me and through that class I was able to find my passion. After that I took every biology elective that got me out in the world. I have been to Panama, Guatemala, Tanzania, Mexico, internationally, and Okefenokee, Cumberland Island, and many parts of the AT. My passion now is helping students find their passions by exposing them to what's out there, and not what's in a book.