Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / College
My teaching philosophy is outlined by the lyrics from Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd: We don't need no education...We don't need no thought control...No dark sarcasm in the classroom... All in all you're just another brick in the wall.
I earned my B.A. in education from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, and my M.A. in education from Heritage University, Toppenish, WA. I possess a professional teaching certificate with the following endorsements: biology, earth science, geography, history, physics, and science. I also possess an initial career and technical educational certificate (CTE) with an endorsement in health science. For nine years I've taught science classes at Heritage College (later University). I've been teaching science classes at Eagle High School the Toppenish School District since 2006. I live on 1.5 acres of rural land with a menagerie of cats and dogs. I garden and do a little bird watching.