The fundamental key to effective science instruction is the establishment of numerous links to my students’ lives – their interests and concerns, their activities, their families and their communities. These links unfurl as a net that captures and connects my students to an exciting and relevant science curriculum.
Learning is more than the acquisition of knowledge. It is a quest for meaning. Learning necessitates understanding “wholes” as well as “parts.” “Parts” must be comprehended within the framework of “wholes.”
The process of learning is unique to the individual. Individuals perceive and process information in different ways. Each develops a method to discover solutions and resolve problems they encounter.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Chemistry from Liberal Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. I then went on to graduate school and got a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology. My post-doctoral training was at Johns Hopkins University. I am now an instructor in the immunology department at Washington University in Saint Louis. I am currently a PhD level scientist with 15 years of experience in hypothesis-driven biomedical research.
I have taught undergraduate and graduates students. I have also tutored math and science to Baltimore city high schools as part of ” Bright” program.
I spend majority of my free time with my two children. When free, I enjoy reading, sailing and cooking. I specialize in French, Russian and Mediterranean cousine. I also love music, particularly blues and jazz.