Grade(s): Middle School
My education includes a 7-12 language arts teaching degree, as well as a K-12 ESL endorsement. Currently, I am working in the special education field in a western suburb of Minneapolis, both as a teacher for behaviorally challenging middle schoolers and as a paraprofessional. I have also been an adult ESL volunteer/tutor for Hopkins Adult Education for 2 1/2 years (focusing on lower level learners & struggling readers), as well as more recently functioning as a substitute teacher there. I teach piano to six students and am active as a 3rd-6th grade AWANA leader in our church, as well as being the electronic keyboardist on our worship team. Prior to becoming a teacher/tutor/educator, I specialized in the field of desktop publishing/printing for 15 years.
My passion is working with struggling readers, and I am considering pursuing a K-12 Reading License in the near future.
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.
Welcome to my profile! I am an English teacher and librarian at a private high school in Maryland. In 2008, I graduated with a bachelors degree in English Education from Mount Saint Mary's University. This May, I will graduate with a master's degree in School Librarianship from McDaniel College. This past year, I was introduced to the concept of the flipped classroom. It is my goal to flip my classroom one lesson at a time. I plan to use Sophia.org to do this!
Hello all who happen to stumble or are pushed onto this page. I am a sec 1 and 2 teacher near Montreal working with some pretty amazing individuals. We are always creating new ways of learning and inventing awesome challenges for our English classes. From writing original songs to performing videopoetry, building a massive blog presence, to writing true childhood memories and performing them onstage there is truly never a dull moment.
Currently, I work at an Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District as a data/curriculum coach, World Language Consultant, Title III/ELL coordinator. Before that I worked at Kent ISD as a Curriculum Alignment Specialist, and before that, at Widefield High School as a Spanish I and II teacher. I am studying for my Master's Degree in Educational Technology at Grand Valley State University. I am a wife and mother of four and am an Amputee Empowerment Partners certified peer coach in my "free time".