teacher at sea

Hello!      I am a National Board Certified Teacher, have over 20 years experiencing teaching science at the 7-12 level, and am assistant sponsor to the Arcola Science Fair Team. I have three grown children and really like enjoy both teaching and learning! I enjoy 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, an M.S. in Biology, and a M.E. in Educational Technology.  I am currently 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 and the  National Science Teacher Association. I am also engaged in doctorate studies at Boise State University's Educational Technology program.

I am looking forward to working with members of the class of 2018 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

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