Professional Experience: I have been teaching eighth grade science for the last 13 years. I currently teach STEM and Robotics.
I am a stong believer in concept depth! I believe the wise teacher keeps all teaching styles in her toolbox. This way we can use the best fit strategy for a particular class on a particular topic at any given time. Flexability is a must!
My students who run up to me at Wal-Mart as if they were 13 again even when they are in college. My kids who walked in my class hating science and walked out loving it. My kids who came to me thinking they were not smart and left with confidence in thier own abilities. My kids who volunteered to do an extra project because they were curious about a topic. My kids are all the honor and reward I will ever need.
I graduated summa cum laude with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2004. My degree plan focus was science education. I LOVE teaching science!
I am a first generation college student. My own childhood experience gives me insight into the challenges of growing up in poverty. I am Native American, which helps me understand the need for sensitivity to diverse ethnic groups. I am the mother of one gifted child and one child living with the challenge of Autism. This gives me a greater appreciation for diversity and flexibility in teaching and learning.