I currently teach 3 classes of Biology here at Inglemoor. I am also a Link coordinator and a Viking Time coordinator. Thank you to all of my students for making my job so rewarding!
A little bit about myself.... I spent my middle school and high school years in the desert half of Washington (Wenatchee to be exact), where summers AND winters are filled with more outdoor activities than you can imagine. In fact, I love to hike in the mountains, luxuriously car camp, ride my bike, take walks, and I'm even starting to like running. In fact, you might see me running through the neighborhood with my black and white dog, trying to keep up with 3 little kids on bikes!
After high school I earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington and later earned a Masters in Teaching from UW. During that time, I worked with the introductory biology series at the UW by helping to coordinate and teach the lab component of those courses. I have also taught biology at Renton Technical College. It was while working at the UW that I realized how much I love teaching! This is now my 14th year at Inglemoor. In 2011, I completed my National Board Certification.
My favorite part about science is that it's all about the questions. I've always considered myself a curious person, and luckily, as a scientist and a teacher I get to be curious and encourage curiosity in others every day. As a scientist, my job is to ask questions about my world and to find objective ways to answers those questions through experimentation. As a teacher, one of my jobs is to teach YOU how to do this and to be confident, perseverant, and curious as you do so.
I hope that each and every one of you know how much I enjoy working with you. I feel blessed to be teaching at a school where students have a respect for learning and the students and staff clearly enjoy being here.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. E-mail is the easiest for me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (425-408-7302).