Describe your teaching experience and interests in a brief public biography (200 words)
I have been teaching science for 5 years. My students have ranged from 6th grade to high school. This year, I am teaching 8th grade science, Sophomore Biology, and AP Biology. I have a passion for life science. I love to give students the chance to practice real science, both inside and outside the classroom. I have an outdoor classroom that I use as often as possible. My favorite aspects of Biology are evolution and genetics. I love the connection between math and science. It is great when students get to apply concepts they learn in math class to tangible activities in Biology class. This year, we are transitioning from the ancient Biology EOC to the NGSS, and I am interested in learning new ways to give my students the freedom to develop their own scientific investigations.