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Recently retired from full time teaching in North Wales, the best part of the United Kingdom!
Physics degree gained at Birmingham University. PGCE teaching qualification in PE and Science gained at Madeley College. Taught at my old school (Sunny) Rhyl High for 29 years, rising through the ranks before moving to become Head of Science at Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen in 2008. I now work with a Cardiff-base company called "See Science" facilitating the STEM Ambassador scheme for STEMNet in Wales as well as the British Science Association's "CREST" scheme. I work with the WJEC exam board, helping to set papers as well as marking them and I work for the AQA exam board, moderating coursework.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.