Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelors of Science in Biology Masters of Teaching in Education Certifications: Biological Sciences
Ms. Catherine Connors
My name is Catherine Connors and I began at West Orange High School in Jan of 2014. I teach Anatomy and Physiology, Dynamics of Health Care & Society, Medical Terminology, Fundamentals of Health & Wellness and Forensics Science. I was born and raised in New Jersey and attended college in Connecticut. I received my Bachelors of Science in Biology from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT and my Masters of Teaching in Education from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. I am also the Co-Advisor for the West Orange High School’s Student Council and Co-Advisor for the Health Careers Club (HOSA).
I believe that learner-oriented teaching promotes learning that is both purposeful and enduring. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to know who my learners are, what kinds of knowledge and experience they bring to the group, and what they want to achieve so that I can tailor lessons that fits their needs and yet leaves enough room to accommodate topics that emerge from group discovery. I embrace case based teaching and other active learning activities because they stimulate intellectual camaraderie, argumentation, and cooperative problem solving and lay the groundwork for life-long collaborative practice.
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