I believe that all children have the right to an excellent education that considers their learning style. The teacher should adapt the curriculum to fit the needs of the student as that is why we are teaching; so they can learn. Other disciplines should be integrated into the curriculum when possible so the student can make connections to other subjects.
I attended Illinois State University for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in English. I then went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Biology with a focus in Biochemistry and Immunology. After working in industry, I returned to school and took over 60 credits to become licensed to teach secondary education. Since then, I have continued taking classes and have accumulated over 240 college credits mostly in science.
I have worked as a biochemist, then I taught at colleges and universities for about 10 years. I have taught secondary education for approximately 13 years. In addition, I have developed laboratory experiments for distance learning and have written accompanying lab manuals for the universities. I have published several documents.
I spend a lot of time volunteering in my community and church. I was a Girl Scout leader when my daughters were young. I coach archery at school and I have a pottery studio in my garage. I also live in the mountains and spend time hiking.