6th Grade Science
Education: BS University of Maryland, College Park; MS California State University, Fullerton. I have been teaching biology as an adjunct instructor since 2003 and have been at TMS for 6 years! I am extremely delighted to be a part of the learning community at The Museum School. A personal note: My family moved to Atlanta in 2015. We live in Decatur and have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 fish, and 3 chickens. When I have free time, I enjoy gardening, cooking, and birding.
Teaching philosophy: I continually strive to develop a broad array of teaching skills and adjust them to meet the needs of students. I think it is essential to encourage students to master course material, yet also help them develop broader skills such as communication, critical thinking, and motivation. Getting to know my students and creating engaging lessons that are relevant to their lives make every day teaching fun, challenging, and very rewarding.