As I enter my 24th year teaching - 17 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 Marine Science. As part of the Environmental class, I am pleased to continue the Tremont trip to the Smokey Mountains which will be held May 19-21.
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 2016, I completed a 200+ hours program and became a NC Certified Environmental Educator. I am an alumni of a UNC-Chapel Hill Fellowship program entitled C.L.I.M.A.T.E and a UNC Energy Fellow. Ths summer I completed my training and passed the Google for Educator's Certifiate Level 1 as well.
I have teaching certificates 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"!
Finally, 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, regardless if we are remote, hybrid or face to face. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR CHILD HAVE A DEVICE THAT HE/SHE/THEY CAN ACCESS BOTH AT HOME OR AT SCHOOL. Please fill out THIS FORM if you need a Chrome book from the school. I have added the course syllabi, grading policy and course outline for ALL courses here, please refer to these documents as references.