Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University of PA
WA Residency Teaching Certification -- Endorsement in Biology
CTE Conditional Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture
Candidate for Masters in Environmental Studies from Evergreen State College
Sustainable Agriculture Teacher [Avanti High School: Olympia School District]
Biology & VT Wildlife Teacher [Otter Valley Union HS: Brandon, VT]
Environmental Science Teacher [Avanti HS]
Honors Biology Teacher [Avanti HS]
Gen. Science Teacher [Olympia High School: OSD]
Nature Specialist [Camp St. Albans: Girl Scouts of Western WA]
Science Program Director [SSYMCA: Olympia, WA]
Early Release Program [Lincoln Elementary School: OSD]
Program Director [Camp St. Albans: Girl Scouts of Western WA]
Student Teaching [Blandins International School: Malmö, Sweden]
and [Apollo Ridge High School: Spring Church, PA]
Naturalist [Silver Bay Conference Center: Lake George, NY]
Camp Counselor and Activity Specialist [Various summer resident camps]
By teaching critical thinking skills and giving students the opportunity to explore concepts, I feel my pedagogical style has a lasting and multidimensional impact. Having experience designing environmental education curricula, I am aware of fundamental principles in the field and can create programming that allows for inquiry-based learning of the environmental sciences. While I am driven to teach in the outdoors through field studies and other means, I am also passionate about educating in classroom and laboratory settings. I have taught human anatomy, advanced biology, general science and chemistry in my previous experiences.
I want to give students a meaningful learning experience that connects them with nature, motivates them to think critically about the world around them, raises awareness of environmental issues, and gives them a sense of power to help make positive change. I am also passionate about learning and want to share the tools of focused curiosity.
“An environment-based education movement--at all levels of education--will help students realize that school isn't supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.”
"Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy"