As I enter my 26th year teaching - 20 of which has been at Woods- I continue to be excited to work with students! I am a high school science teacher - teaching AP and Honors Environmental Science and Humsn Geography. As part of the Environmental class, I am pleased to continue the Tremont trip to the Smokey Mountains, which will be held November 30- December 2, 2023.
My goal for all my classes is for students to become more AWARE of issues and for them to ask questions and seek answers.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. I hold a Masters of Arts in Science Education from New York University and a Masters in Education in School Counseling from North Carolina State University. In January 2021, I completed an additional 50+ hours to recertify as a NC Certified Environmental Educator. I am an alumni of a UNC-Chapel Hill Fellowship program entitled C.L.I.M.A.T.E , UNC Energy Fellow and am currently a UNC- Chapel Hill Get OUTDOORS fellow. Finally, I am a Certified Meterology Teacher from the Society of American Teacher.
I have permanent teaching licenses in New York State, New York City and North Carolina for Science grades 6-12. In addition, I am a Licensed School Counselor for K-12 in North Carolina.
The most appealing aspect of Woods for me is the relationships that are formed between the staff and students. I can remember that ONE teacher in my HS career who was there for me, encouraged me and picked me up when I fell down. Each day I teach, I aspire to be that ONE teacher for a student! At Woods, these relationships are encouraged, fostered and are the cornerstone of our community. It is the "Woods Way"!
Furthermore, please note that I use Google Classroom for all my classes, all handouts and PowerPoints are loaded onto these pages weekly. Additionally, at least 80% of all our work will be submitted digitally via the Google Classroom. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR CHILD HAVE A DEVICE THAT HE/SHE/THEY CAN ACCESS BOTH AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL. I have added the course syllabi, grading policy and course outline for ALL courses here, please refer to these documents as references.