A bit about me… I am a native to Charleston – both born and raised (something that is hard to come by around here!). I am at the beginning of my teaching career, as I am wrapping up my second full year of teaching 8th grade science, but I have been an informal educator my entire life; I love taking advantage of teachable moments no matter what the age or content! I graduated, with honors, from the College
of Charleston in December of 2004 with a BS in Elementary Education. I have since realized that middle school is my passion and currently teach 8th grade science at CE Williams Middle School for the Creative and Scientific Arts.
I have jam-packed my two short years of teaching with professional development opportunities (there is so much to learn, ya know?!) as well as incorporating enriching, challenging options for my students. Once such enrichment is the National Science Decathlon. It is a non-profit organization that challenges students in life, physical and earth science as well as robotics and engineering. Last year (2005-2006) was our first year participating and we made it to Nationals. This year, we not only made it to Nationals, but also brought home the first place trophy!
Upon learning about DESC, through my involvement in the DEN, I crossed my fingers that I would be chosen to pilot the program. I am ecstatic about the opportunity to share ideas, offer hands-on, inquiry-based lessons that are not only individualized but can provide immediate, accurate feedback.
I look forward to getting to know you and learn from each other as we explore the endless opportunities that DESC presents us with!