About Me

I'm a science teacher interested in inquiry, standards-based grading, and integrating technology in the classroom

Millbrook School, 2013-present

  • Teaching Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry
  • Academic advisor to 3 students
  • Dorm parent
  • Thirds squash coach


Instructional Coach, 2013

for IowaTransformEd Bacon-Wrapped Lessons Workshop
  • Supporting STEM teachers with collaborative lesson design

Trinity School, 2009-2013

  • Taught Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry
  • Incorporated inquiry-driven, project-based units into chemistry curriculum
  • Developed a laboratory-rich Advanced Chemistry curriculum
  • Served as academic advisor to 11 students


St. Francis High School, 2007-2009

  • Taught introductory biology, Advanced Placement biology, introductory chemistry, forensic science, and environmental studies in a Physics First department
  • Planned and implemented inquiry-driven, student-centered units for all courses
  • Developed lesson plans that were differentiated for heterogeneous student groups
  • Prepared and utilized alternative forms of assessment to gauge student progress and content mastery
  • Served as academic advisor to 11 students grades 9-12. 
  • Served as yearbook advisor and Science Olympiad co-coach
  • Served as science department coordinator

University of Arizona, 2006-2007

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chemistry
  • Taught two spring sections and one summer section of an undergraduate general chemistry laboratory course
  • Prepared student-centered lessons, and midterm and final assessments
  • Served as general chemistry tutor, exam proctor, and grader for general chemistry lecture courses.
  • Served as lead teaching assistant for summer lecture course.

Related Experience

Education


Professional Development

Workshops
  • Mansfield University Modeling Institute, Mansfield, PA (July 2011)
    • Chemistry
  • Taft Education CenterWatertown, CT.
    • Advanced AP Chemistry Workshop (July 2014)
    • Advanced AP Chemistry Workshop (July 2009)
    • Introductory AP Biology Workshop (July 2007)
Conferences
  • ChemED Conference
  • Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) 
    • Grand Valley State University, MI (August 2014)
    • State College, PA (July/Aug 2012)
    • Bloomington, IN (August 2008)
  • National Science Teacher's Association National Conference
  • edcamp NYC 
    • New York, NY (October 2012)
    • New York, NY March 2012)
    • New York, NY (October 2011)
    • New York, NY (December 2010)
  • 140edu: 140 Characters Conference, New York, NY (August 2011