Degrees and Certifications:
Duke University, BS 1995 Duke University, MAT 1996 Currently working on a Masters of Natural Science (Physics) through ASU.
I am excited to be part of the Great Oak Science Department and to be teaching AP, IB and standard Physics. I love my family, running and teaching! Physics is AMAZING and I love sharing my excitement for this subject with students and helping them develop high level critical thinking skills.
"I know what I think when I hear what I say." - Unknown
"Knowing How To Think Empowers You Far Beyond Those Who Know Only What To Think." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I also love to run and spend time training for races. Currently, I have run 16 full marathons, with that number changing again soon, and with 5 of them being the Boston Marathon. September 8, 2018, I ran a PR marathon, beating my best time, from 5 years ago, by over 5 minutes. I will also be running the Boston Marathon again in 2019. Training happens early each morning in order for me to take as little time as possible away from my family, so students will find I am available during and after school, but not usually before school.
My family has a fun Halloween/Christmas Tradition. Each year we dress up in some sort of theme, take pictures at Halloween and then turn the image into our Christmas card. The picture below is my family in 2017.