|Subject / Grade||Honors Biology and AP Biology|
|"Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions."|
|-- Vera Rubin (Astronomer and discoverer of Dark Matter)|
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What an exciting year of science we have for Honors Biology and 9th grade Investigative Science! Honors Bio will lay the appropriate foundation for college Bio while 9th grade Investigative Science will spend a lot of time using inquiry to delve into the thought processes involved with asking scientific questions.
My Education and Professional Background
For high school, I went to the prestigious Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts where I majored in Theater before spending a year as an exchange student to Hamburg Germany learning to speak German. I majored in German and Pre-med at LSU in Baton Rouge and then went on to finish a Master's of Science in Biology at Southeastern Louisiana University. I finished 3+ years of a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Utah completing everything except my dissertation (so A.B.D.) While working on my Ph.D., I was supported by a grant from the Human Genome Project and published several scientific papers in national journals. I have been teaching Bio 181 (for Majors) at Chandler-Gilbert Community College since 2010 and Microbiology 205 at Mesa Community College when it fits my schedule. I have taught 7th-12th Science for 7 years, the last 2 years being with CUSD at ACP-Oakland.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that every student is capable of being inspired by the world around them. Studying the observable world is what science is all about so that means every student can be successful in science!
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