Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Geology, Florida State University M.Ed. STEM Education, Lesley University 32 graduate credits, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science Additional Professional Development Coursework: Technology Education, Valley City State University Design Thinking, Arizona State University Center for Effective School Practices, Rutgers University
I am in my third year teaching STEM and Engineering with West Orange Public Schools. I am a creative and versatile STEM educator hoping to inspire a similar passion for STEM disciplines in my students.
Prior to teaching with West Orange, I spent 10 years with Liberty Science Center, honing my educational practice and finding real world connections and exciting motivators in STEM topics for students, families, and New Jersey teachers. I helped develop exhibitions, taught student workshops, teacher professional development series, and presented public shows within the museum. I bring a lot of this flair for teaching and free-choice approaches to learning with me to my classroom.
Outside the classroom, I have the heart of a maker. I sew - mostly costuming, cook, and work on a variety of other crafts and digital designs. I encourage curiousity and experimentation in my two small children, and together we explore our sense of adventure traveling to new places, near and far.