Degrees and Certifications:
BS Chemistry (Union Univ)
BS Mathematics (Union Univ)
MAEd Secondary Science Ed (UAB)
AL Class A certification science 6-12, specialty in Chemistry
I am excited about starting my 25th year here at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and grateful to still be teaching in the first classroom I ever had. I arrived in 1998 and was made department chair in 2008. I have taught a myriad of classes during my tenure here, including: Science 7, Science 8, Environmental Science, Math Foundations, Pre-Algebra, Science of Science Fiction, Astronomy, and Forensic Science, but my first love will always be Chemistry.
I believe in creatively teaching my subject matter, connecting it to their specialty study whenever I can, and giving students control of their learning through multiple methods. Hands on learning is essential in science, and a textbook will not be used. My main goal is to guide students to see how my subjects are present and active in their everyday lives, and to help guide them to become critical, analytical thinkers. My favorite outreach opportunities involve me going into elementary schools and getting younger kids, especially girls, excited about science. I am also an active member of NSTA, AACT, and teacher communities on social media platforms.
In my little spare time, I am passionate about cooking and becoming a "foodie." I am addicted to Pinterest and Candy Crush (stuck on level 3429 if anyone can help!), and I love trivia and word games.
E-mail is the best way to reach me as it is checked often - firstname.lastname@example.org