My name is Kt and I teach in Brooklyn Park, MN at a small Hmong charter school. The 2012-2013 school year will be my fifth year of teaching. I teach physical science (9th grade), biology (10th grade), chemistry (11th and 12th grades), and will be creating a human anatomy and physiology (11th and 12th grades) this year.
During the school year, I love making opportunities for my students both in and out of the classroom. Outside of school I can be found cycling, running, climbing, gardening, reading or cooking.
My goal for this upcoming year is to have two courses read at least two books and to have a book study each week.
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.