I have been teaching in a rural school district in Texas for 11 years.
I teach using the 5 E model. I use Discovery Education Science Tech Book. I have combined pictures with vocabulary words to help my students remember what science words mean. I have come up with test taking strategies to help students answer multiple choice questions on state tests. My students are in the science lab 2 days a week for hands on experimental activites. All students keep a science notebook with lab reports, foldables with important information, models, a glossary index, a measurement and science tool index and a warm up section.
Teacher of the year 2005
I graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake in 1986 with a BS in Medical Technology. I received my Texas teaching certificte through alternative certification Region 4 and the University of St. Thomas in 2003.
I have been married for 25 years and have raised 2 boys. I have a large vegetable garden and a flock of laying hens. I love to fish, beach comb, hunt for fossils, sew, shop and travel.