Phone: 651-983-4548

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Brandeis University MA, University of St Thomas

Ms. Watkins

I joined the Mays team in 2020 thanks to the SPPS Urban Teaching Residency program. After completing my residency year at Mays and earning both my K-6 teaching license and Masters of Education through the University of St Thomas, I was honored to be hired on as the Science Specialist. 

After receiving my undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, I taught hands-on STEM for multiple years through the non-profit world, with a focus on environmental sustainability and entrepreneurship. Long before coming to Mays, I graduated from Harding High School with an IB diploma. The IB program at Harding is the high school version of the IB program here at Benjamin E. Mays--it's exciting to be back in an IB school! 

I believe we all learn best when we have opportunities to be hands-on, engaged with others, and following our natural curiosities. Science is full of opportunities for wonder, exploration, discovery and real world application. It's my job to ensure every Mays student develops a love of science and a sense of pride in who they are and who they can become. 

Families: Thank you so much for all you already do to support your child and their learning. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or ideas at any point throughout the school year. Email is the best way to reach me: cecelia.watkins@spps.org