Subject or Grade: 8th grade science/ honors science/ STEM
Welcome to 8th grade science! This year, we will become a community of learners that will be investigating a number of topics including adaptation (Sonoran desert plants and animals), natural selection, genetics, properties of matter, introductory chemistry and physics (motion and forces). We will be exploring through activities, projects and lots of labs!
This is my 26th year of teaching in the Gilbert Unified District. I taught 5th grade for 9 years at Pioneer Elementary, served as a science resource teacher at the district level for 7 years, and have taught 8th grade science/ honors science and STEM at Highland Jr. High for 9 years. I graduated with a bachelors of science degree from ASU in Biological Agricultural Sciences (pre-veterinary option), and a masters degree in Educational Media and Computers. I became National Board Certified in the area of Early Adolescence - Science in 2008.
I love to hike and take walks with my dog, Kimba. When I am not working with and learning from enthusiastic 8th graders, I love going to Disneyland!