Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
I love travel, unrestricted teaching, and reading when I have the time.
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.
I make the impossible become possible. I love a good challenge and am open to any creative vision. I work with an amazing team and our work is not the work of one. My work is best described by these words - agile, team, accuracy and confidence. I love hiking trails with my friends and family. Their smiles are priceless and they make me happy. I also love to read, listen to good music, play music, work with animals (horses & dogs) and enjoy my family’s art of cooking…especially Navajo Tacos. The best time I ever had was with my family camping for a week in Mt. Tamalpais and playing with my kids down the road at Muir Beach every evening. I do everything in my power to make people happy every day. My favorite actors are Gary Sinise and Michael Keaton.