Welcome to 8th Grade Science! I am a proud product of CUSD, and feel so blessed to be teaching here at Santan. Not only do I LOVE teaching my 8th grade students Science, but I sponsor the SJHS Dance Team and co-sponsor the Santan Service Club, as community service is something very dear to my heart. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter (Zoey), I am addicted to coffee, love my Golden Retriever (Louie), enjoy all AZ sports, and I'm sure my students are all taller than me.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - General Sciences (GO LUMBERJACKS!). I have had the opportunity to teach at multiple grade levels, but especially enjoy working with junior high students. I have been fortunate enough to call SJHS my “home” since 2012. I love the uniqueness each school year brings and cherish the forever memories I build in my classroom with my 8th graders!
My Educational Philosophy
I wish to provide a classroom environment where students feel comfortable and respected in sharing information, asking questions, and giving presentations. With high school just around the corner, I feel it is very important that students develop study skills and responsibility necessary to make them successful as they progress through their secondary school years. I hope to instill a love for learning in my students, that encourages and builds each of their unique strengths. I am passionate in sharing my knowledge and love for Science with my students!
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