Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
I have been teaching for 12 years- 11 of those have been at Benilde-St. Margaret's. I am currently teaching biology and chemistry but have also taught physical science for many years. In my spare time, I love to travel and hanging out with my miniature Australian shepherd Macey.
I am a high school Physical Science and Chemistry teacher at Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park, MN.
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Rowan County Middle School in Morehead,KY. Technology Integration emphasis in my classroom. B.A. Morehead State University M.A. Morehead State University
In 2007 I completed a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. I then worked for two years as a analytical chemistry teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin in Madison while earning my Masters of Science in Analytical Chemistry. Currently I am continuing to teach analytical chemistry as well as general chemistry at the University of Minnesota. In addition to working with college level students, I occasionally tutor high school chemistry.
I have been teaching high school science in Minnesota since January of 2002. Most of my teaching experience has been with at-risk student populations. This means that I have had to teach science to students who didn't usually want to be in school. I have enjoyed this challenge and have learned immensely from it. Making science relevant to my students is my main goal and I hope that some of those tendencies are found in any packets I create on Sophia.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.