Degrees and Certifications:
BA Biology, Lawrence University Certification 4-8 Science, EC-6, EC-6 ESL
5th Grade Science and Social Studies
Conference Period: 2:10-2:50
I was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois (Go Bears!). I moved to Texas after graduating college to work as a zookeeper at the Fort Worth Zoo. I left working at the zoo full-time in 2008 to become a teacher but I continue to work in the Animal Outreach department part-time. I love sharing my animal experiences with the students and bringing the Outreach animals from the zoo to our school every year! My husband and I live in Fort Worth and we have a beautiful, energetic four year old daughter.
This is my 12th year teaching and my 12th year at MLP! I love this school and cannot imagine teaching anywhere else! I have taught 5th grade Science every year and have also have experience teaching Social Studies, Reading, and Writing.
I teach because these children are the future. They will be the ones making the decisions in this world before too long. I want to prepare them with enough scientific knowledge and appreciation to make informed judgements to keep this country and this planet going.