I am a veteran teacher with seven years of experience in the secondary science classroom. I also have one year of experience in curriculum and instruction (Science K-8). I am highly qualified with differentiating instruction for students who receive special education services and learners who qualify as GT.
I love to engage learners young (and young at heart) in exploring, discovering, wondering, and being joyfully curious about the world around them.
I received the "Pre-Service Teacher of the Year" award from my professors at the completion of my Masters program in 2009. My classroom was selected as model co-teach classroom for observations when our district was a finalist and ultimately won the HEB School of Excellence award for the best large school district in 2011. In 2014, my classroom was featured in a video produced by AT&T and DonorsChoose which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Hx19xa9dO1o
I hold a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I also am the first generation in my family to hold a Masters degree--I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching in 2009.
I am a connoisseur of all things nerdy! I have two rescued labrador retrievers (a yellow lab and a black lab) who bring overflowing laughter to our home. My soul is happiest when I am camping/hiking/exploring in the outdoors. I am passionate about encouraging joyful curiosity in children young and old (and most of all, in my own little one).
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Arts & Music, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects, Engineering