I am incredibly excited to embark on the new year. I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer and are refreshed, relaxed, and pumped up to start another exciting adventure in middle school.
I will be the 8th grade master teacher this year. I have had the pleasure of working with most of these students since 5th grade and am excited to watch them grow up and prepare for high school. We will be meeting on the first day of school in SVP 3 on the Creekside campus at 8:30am to (roughly) 9:15am for orientation. I will cover various information, have a packet for parents to review and sign, and provide time for questions. We will be signing the Master Agreement on Tuesday August 29th, so it is imperative that a parent is present.
I value critical thinking, interaction, engagement, and hands-on project based learning that allows children to make mistakes and grow. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to work with such impassioned, fervent, energetic individuals. The teachers, students, and families at this school are what make coming to work fun, exciting, challenging, and unbelievably rewarding.
This year I have the pleasure of teaching middle school math, science, and art. I strive to cultivate more of a problem solving approach to math and science education, allowing students to explore, experiment, and discuss all while learning to apply their knowledge to relevant situations. Science will follow a project based learning curriculum, while math will use both a common core curriculum supplemented with problem solving and active learning. Both science and math will incorporate technology, collaboration, direct instruction, reflections, and exams.
Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Welcome to my class website. I teach middle school math, science, and art. Here you will find important information, weekly updates, resources, and class photos. I live in North Lake Tahoe and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. My dog Bear joins me on all my adventures and often visits the classroom. Bear is currently training to become a therapy dog!