Degrees and Certifications:
BA Education, endorsement in K-8 Graduate Monterey Bay Aquarium Teacher's Institute
This is my fourth year working for the Tumwater School District. I recently came to BMS from Tumwater Hill Elementary where I taught 5th grade science in a modified middle school model. I'm so excited to be teaching science at the secondary level where we get to delve deeper into the science disciplines, and have access to more resources for our students.
I graduated from WSU in 2003 with a BA in Education and an endorsement in grades K-8. I'm currently obtaining my Masters in Science Education with an endorsment in middle grade sciences. In addition, I've received specialized science training through our school district, ESD 113, Pacific Education Institute, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I love science and will never stop learning and growing in the subject matter so I can share that knowledge with my students.
My family and I live in Tumwater, and both of my kids attend Bush Middle School. We're a proud Falcon family! We have three pets that we love dearly - Mocha (dog - pictured above - only the cutest thing ever), Murphy (cat) and Bubbles (fish). We spend a lot of time together as a family, and love watching movies, playing games, participating in recreational sports, traveling, and just being together talking and making eachother laugh.