As I enter my 23nd 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, Marine Science and (new) Honors Human Geography. As part of the Environmental class, I am pleased to continue the Tremont trip to the Smokey Mountains which will be held Novembe 20-22.
My goal for all my classes is for students to become more aware of issues and for them to ask questions and seek answers (essentially to T-H-I-N-K!).
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.
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, homework is submitted via the Google Classroom. I have added the course syllabi, grading policy and course outline for ALL courses here, please refer to these documents as references.