Degrees and Certifications:
This will be my 11th year as a classroom science teacher. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Prior to teaching at Scottsbluff Senior High I was the science instructor at VALTS and NEVA (alternative and online High School). I love the great outdoors and try hard to incorporate it into our classroom lessons. I have 3 beautiful children (a 10-year-old daughter, a 5-year-old son, and a 5-year-old daughter) and a wonderful husband of 15 years.
Environmental Sustainability (ES) is a specialization course in PLTW Engineering. In ES, students investigate and design solutions to solve real-world challenges related to clean drinking water, a stable food supply, and renewable energy. Students are introduced to environmental issues and use the engineering design process to research and design potential solutions. Utilizing the activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students transition from completing structured activities to solving open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.
Biology is a two-semester course designed to introduce students to the natural world in terms of natural forces and events. The course consists of lab work, lectures, demonstrations, written activities, and group activities. Students will explore the variety of living organisms and better understand their function and structure. Topics include: Cells, Genetics, Evolution, Ecology and more.