I have been a teacher leader in science and STEM educator, as well as instructional coach across all content areas for nearly 14 years. I am very passionate about bringing real world experiences to students, building community partnerships and service learning.
MY TEACHING STYLE
Having had my first career as a field zoologist, I knew my approach to science needed to be real world which will be evident in my products. I love to provide students with hands-on inquiry based learning. I am definitely not a traditional teacher and rarely have students sit and take notes and lecture from PowerPoint's. Almost everyday students are doing the learning through a wide range of activities. While I have many systems and structure in place, science is not routine--it is all about discovery and problem solving. So I teach through this lens. Students are always at the center of the learning and I help guide and facilitate this process using differentiated instruction, choice, design thinking, and inquiry.
HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT
Colorado STEM teacher, 2010 from Siemens's STEM Institute
Recipient of the SCFD School Grant
Outdoor Learning Grant
National Student Collaboration Grant
MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
Bachelor of Natural Science - Colorado State University
Masters in Education and Human Resource Studies - Colorado State University and Secondary General Science License
Ritchie Program for School Leaders (Principal) - University of Denver (DU)
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
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