Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
I am excited to be joining BOYCP as I embark on my fifteenth year in education! This year, I will be teaching Personal & Professional Skills to our IB CP seniors, as well as a section of Honors Environmental Science. While we may be starting remotely, I look forward to getting to know the students, staff and community here at BOYCP.
As an avid gardener and home cook, I try to grow as much of my own food as possible. Most summer days, you can find me outside in the garden, which now takes up the entire back and front yard at my house. My husband and I also keep chickens and 2 beehives. We are "helped" by our two shih tzus, named Athena and Maia. I love to travel, and even spent a semester abroad in Australia during college. My parents still live in St. Louis, MO, where I grew up, and my "little" (6-foot tall) sister lives in Atlanta, GA.
Education and Professional Experience
B.S. in Cellular & Molecular Biology - University of Michigan
M.A. in Secondary Science Education - Teachers College, Columbia University
I started teaching in 2006, at a small school called New Millennium which is now part of Bowen (in South Chicago). That's where I met Dr. Brekke, and I spent 4 years there before moving on to a year at Tilden, 4.5 years at Clemente, and the last 4.5 years at Thomas A Edison in Lake Station, Indiana. Most of my career has been spent teaching science, although I was also the IB Coordinator at Clemente. I look forward to combining both of those areas in my role at BOYCP this year.