As I enter my 22nd year teaching - 16 of which has been at Woods- I continue to be excited to work with students! I am a high school science teacher (teaching Environmental Science), a Junior advisor and I will teaching grade 6 science as well.. As a teacher of all juniors and an advisor, I am pleased to continue the Tremont trip (to the Smokey Mountains) which will be held Novembe 28 - December 1.
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.(high school only) I have added the course syllabi, grading policy and course outline for BOTH courses here, please refer to these documents as references.