• Rebecca Halbert

    Rebecca Halbert

    Head Teacher – Options High School located at New Market Skills Center

    360-570-4497

    rebecca.halbert@tumwater.k12.wa.us

    Professional Biography:

     I believe that every student deserves a chance to be supported and challenged to reach their full potential.  My first "real job" was at a fast food restaurant in Long Beach, California, where a highlight was serving food to the Australian Olympics water polo teams!  While in college, I worked full time as an environmental chemist for labs in Garden Grove and Pasadena, CA.  Some of the fun samples I got to test were cheese powder from the "blue box" Mac'n'cheese and water from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. I have two adult daughters of whom I am immensely proud.  I am honored to serve as head teacher at our school this year.

    Education:

    A.A. Physical Sciences – Long Beach City College

    B.S. Biological Sciences – University of California, Irvine

    Secondary Teacher Alternate Route Program - Saint Martin’s University

    M.S. Curriculum & Instruction – Western Governors University

    Endorsements:

    Endorsed to teach Biology, Chemistry, Science, Math, English and Social Studies

    Career Background:

    Math/Science Teacher – Federal Way Public Schools

    Science Teacher – North Thurston Public Schools

    Environmental Chemist  - Southern California