Degrees and Certifications:
BS Ecology and Systematic Biology, Cal Poly SLO Middle Level Teaching Credential, CSUSM
I am so excited to be a new science teacher here at Margarita Middle! I have been a science educutor for about 20 years and have taught in many different areas. While I have enjoyed teaching marine science, outdoor education programs, and elementary STEM science, middle school science has always been my favorite!
I have a BS in Ecology and Systematic Biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a middle school specific teaching credential from Cal State San Marcos. I carry Cal Poly's "Learn by Doing" motto into my classroom and strive to set up as many opportunities as possible for students to engage in hands on science in my classroom. The best way to learn and understand science is to DO science! I'm also excited to support our awesome young scientists as co-advisor for the MMS Science Olympiad Team!
My family and I love the outdoors and anything and everything water related. I love to go swimming, paddle boarding, boating, and take trips to the beach in the summer. Heading up to the snow to ski, snowboard, and go sledding is our favorite winter get away.
I'm looking forward to a great year with all my young MMS scientists!