A student of a high school. Love to watch and learn on SOPHIA. Want some friends on this site.
Ellen Akers is a Physics and pre-AP Physics teacher at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. She received her M.Ed. from Lamar University and is anxious to begin work on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Ellen has taught 8th grade Science as well as Chemistry and Physics. She has served on the Superintendent’s Council, textbook adoption committee and Leadership Academy. In addition to teaching, Ellen is often tutoring students or serving as a parent volunteer in the school district where her daughter Alexa is a 6th grader. She has also been busy serving as a trainer for the district wide tablet roll-out in addition to presenting professional development on flipping the classroom
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.