Describe your teaching experience and interests in a brief public biography (200 words)
During my 26 years of teaching, I have had the opportunity to teach different levels of students. I have taught General Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology and IB Biology. I enjoy providing my students with opportunities for scientific inquiry and research. Keeping them engaged and interested in the class is a priority. My interest in providing inquiry based experiences began approximately 15 years ago. I believe this is the best way to get students to work collaboratively while trying to answer a question through testable means. I expose my students to inquiry labs at least twice a year. These labs usually last approximately 2 weeks. This gives them time to generate a hypothesis, a procedure, conduct the experiment, collect data and then analyze the data.