Grade(s): Middle School
School: LEWIS & CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL, YAKIMA WA
My name is Sharron Heath and I am a Pre-Engineering Technology teacher at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Yakima Washington. We are an inner city school serving kids in grades 6 - 8. I teach a STEM curriculum at each grade level, and am working hard to incorporate as much relevant math and science as I can into my technology and engineering projects. I am enjoying using the tutorials on Sophia.org to teach my kids (and sometimes myself) concepts related to current projects. It's great not having to completely reinvent the wheel each time I choose to try a new project.
Before becoming a STEM teacher, I was a district level Information Technology Director for a mid sized school district here in Washington. My Education background started with a BA in Math Education, later adding a M.ED in Educational Supervision and Leadership and finally earning an Administrative Credential. My current job requires lots of Career and Technical Education Certs as well. Guess I should start hanging some of these up as I would look pretty important!!! Just kidding. My kids probably wouldn't be that impressed. What really excites them are things like a Maglev Track or a Bridge Buster . To tell you the truth, I'm with them !
My philosophy of teaching is pretty basic. I believe that if I can present the students with a relevent challenge, a comfortable learning environment, and adequate materials, structure and base knowledge, they will do what they do best, get creative, solve problems, work collaboratively and make connections. I love to set up activities and then toss in math and science concepts that they have to work through in order to move to the next level. Talk about motivation!
I've been working on my website lately. You can view some of my lessons and see lots of picts of my students in action here.
Thanks for reading!
I teach at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. I am a former middle school teacher in the St Paul Public Schools. B.A. in Mathematics, Boston University, 1992 M.A. in Education, University of Michigan, 1994 Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Michigan State University, 2005
I am just an average Midwestern guy spreading some knowledge about the human body. I received my B.A. from the University of Wisconsin Superior and my M.A. from the College of St Scholastica. Right now. The classes I teach are: anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, medical law & ethics, kinesiology. I started making these videos as supplements to the classroom a few months ago and have many more to make. In my spare time I play table tennis for the St Adalberts Table Tennis Club (SATTC) and also for the Duluth Table Tennis Club (DTTC). I also like to run, bike, swim, cook and read Stephen King novels when I get a chance.
I'm the Founder and co-creator of Sophia and I love to create new things. I have a deep passion for education and technology, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how they could come together more effectively. I earned my bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota. I'm also the proud father of three daughters who give me a lot of great feedback on how to improve Sophia. I hope you'll send me your thoughts and ideas about Sophia. You can also feel free to share your thoughts on education, technology, American history (my personal passions are presidential and immigration history), music, songwriting, or baseball. I’d love to hear from you. - Don