As I enter my 20th year teaching - 14 of which has been at Woods- I continue to be excited to work with students! I have a multiude of roles at Woods; I am the HS Cousenlor, a science teacher (teaching Environmental Science and Marine Science) and I am a Junior advisor. As a teacher of all juniors and an advisor, I am pleased to continue the Tremont trip (to the Smokey Mountains) in November (16-18th). Additionally, I will be teaching Marine Science which focuses on the aquatic environment and the organisms that live within it. This class culmulates with a three day trip to the Outer Banks.
My goal for both classes is for students to become more aware of issues that involve Environmental and Marine Science 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.
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 both 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 BOTH courses here, please refer to these documents as references.