Subjects / Classes Taught: Integrated Biology and Chemistry, room 203
Certifications: Secondary Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science; National Board Certificaton in Science-Biology, Community College Dual Enrollment-Biology
Teaching Experience: Chemistry at Phoenix Coding Academy, 1 year; Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Epidemiology, and Wildlife Ecology at Bioscience High School, 9 years; Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at South Mountain High School, 4 years; Biology 202 South Mountain Community College, 1 year; 7th and 8th grade science, Frank Borman Middle School, 2 years.
Degree(s): M.A. Science Teaching, Northern Arizona University B.S. Zoology and Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room #: 203
Club(s) Sponsored: National Honor Society, Cooking Club
Tutoring/Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. M-F and M, T, W, F 3 p.m.-4p.m.
A little about me......
I'm excited to be starting my 17th year of teaching and my second year at Phoenix Coding Academy. I love learning about science and technology as well as working closely with students and other teachers in a small school environment, so being here at Coding Academy is a great opportunity for me to share my excitement and for me to learn and grow as well. I am also the mother of a 12-year-old boy, a new black lab puppy, and a grumpy chihuahua, all of whom keep me very busy when I'm not at school. My family and I spend lots of time outside gardening and actively exploring our world. I also love to cook, and like to incorporate the biology and chemistry behind the food that we eat as much as possible into the classroom. I teach on the 10th grade team, where we have created an integrated experience with all of the 10th grade courses through the use of our 5 investigations throughout the year.