I have had a very rich life as a teacher! To begin, I have been teaching for almost 28 years now, most in the pure sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, anatomy and physiology, earth science, and environmental science. For the last 10 years, I have been privileged to teach the most wonderful amalgamation of the pure sciences – forensic science, from which I have drawn on an internship experience I had while in college – that of working in a coroner’s office.
I have two Masters’ degrees: one in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic, one in Forensic Science from the University of Florida. I am certified to teach Biology, Chemistry, Earth Space, English, and Social Studies (I actually also have a Bachelors’ in History). I am National Board certified, which has enabled me to reflect on my teaching, and I have learned that I love to help kids find their way to love science, and basically just to love learning.
I am known for being blunt, for telling students like it is, for challenging students to do their best, and for my costumes at Halloween. I love to read, and I love to spend time with my husband, Richard, and my daughter, Dorian, who loves learning as much as I do.