teacher at sea

Hello and welcome to classs!     

I am a National Board Certified Teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience at the 7-12 level, and am the assistant sponsor for the Arcola Science Fair Team. I am married, have three grown children and a dog, and I really like enjoy both teaching and learning! I like taking classes that take me to interesting places and have had some amazing experiences which include trapping vampire bats in Mexico, swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos, excavating dinosaur bones in South Dakota, and participating as a NOAA Teacher at Sea. My educational background includes a B.S. in Biology from Washington State University, an M.S. in Biology from George Mason University, a M.E. in Educational Technology from Boise State University, and a Masters in the Art of Teaching Science from Miami University, and I am currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Technology from Boise State University.  I enjoy giving back to the teaching profession by serving on the National Science Teacher Association board of directors as the Middle Level Science Teaching Division Director. I am also past president of the National Middle Level Science Teacher Association and am a member of the the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Science Teacher Association . 
I am looking forward to working with members of the class of 2019 this year!

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Educational Background and Honors:

B.S. Biology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

M.S.Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax,VA

M.E. Educational Technology, Boise State University, Boise, ID
MAT Science, Miami University, Oxford, OH 

National Board Certified Teacher, Adolescent Science

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  • Paul DeHart Hurd Award for National Middle School Science Teacher of the Year
  • Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist
  • Montgomery County Middle School Science Teacher of the Year
  • Who's Who of Outstanding American Women
  • National Honor Society Outstanding American Teacher
  • Educator 500 (3E Institute) 3-time Awardee
  • Toyota TAPESTRY Large Grant Winner and Small Grant Winner
  • Toshiba America Foundation Grant Awardee
  • Environmental Excellence Award, Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Unsung Heroes Award
  • Brandwein Fellow
  • McDonald's Classroom Grants
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Grant
  • Animalearn Humane Educator of the Year
  • NOAA Teacher at Sea