New Albany Middle School
Phone: 614-413-8500 Voicemail Ext. 5538
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I am so excited about our upcoming year together!
I am a rockhound and my love for geology finds me mining for fossils and minerals. Learning about and exploring caves, scientific places, and national parks is a passion of mine. This summer I traveled to New York to mine for garnets and Herkimer diamonds. My science associations include: NSTA, SECO, OESTA and Columbus Rock and Mineral Society. I am currently the President of OESTA, Ohio Earth Science Teachers Association. Swimming, hiking, and camping with my parents and large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins are some of my favorite activities. When I am indoors, playing the piano, crocheting, practicing yoga and reading take up my time. I have one pet: my rescue cat, Meena.
My Bachelor’s degree is from Kent State University in Earth Science Education and, additionally, I am licensed in Integrated Science. I recently finished my Master’s in Geosciences from Ohio University. This is my eighth-year teaching at NAMS, but I have taught science for fourteen years. I have instructed 7th, 8th and 9th grade science classes.
My interest in science was sparked by my high school biology teacher, who had us dissect chickens and turtles for learning and then we made soup! His passion for science and love of teaching was contagious! My hope is that my students feel the same energy and excitement about science that I did in school.