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Degrees and Certifications:
University of Minnesota- Bachelors of Science: Education and Masters of Education Elementary Education, grades K-5 with Science Specialty grades 5-8 Apple Teacher Innocent Classroom
My belief and love for learning has given me the opportunity to teach STEM at Eastern Heights! I joined Eastern Heights in 2012 as a science teacher and has advanced to a love for STEM teaching. Developing independence and creativity by allowing a students to make mistakes and comfortably try other options in their work. I welcome the privilege to work with all kindergarteners through fifth graders twice in a 6 day rotation when we are in person. Currently in distance learning, I am sending 2 lessons to students every other week, in rotation with the other specialty areas at Eastern Heights. I believe that both of these schedules me to bond with students and guide them through a love for STEM learning!
I received my undergraduate bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in Elementary Education in 2007. I have taught 1st grade for 3 years at a local charter school and have taught grades 4 and 5 in the EMID district. In December of 2011, I completed my Masters of Education at the University of Minnesota.
In the summer of 2013 and 2014 I have been a fellow participant on the University of Minnesota's EngrTeams at the STEM Center. This opportunity has allowed me to gain strength in teaching Engineering as well as design curriculum to teach my students about real problems they work to solve during their Engineering units in the classroom. During the summer of 2015, I took a different course at the U that is designed around student inquiry with plants. In 2020 I was able to connect with many STEM teachers online through STEMCon to advance my love for meaningful exploration. I am eager to build resilence around exploring science content through STEM books, engineering challenges with built in coding and applying mathematical concepts.
In my free time, I love to read and collect anything Harry Potter, go camping, and travel to visit family in Wisconsin and Minnesota. I have 2 kids, Maxwell and Shaemus, whom I spend countless hours playing outside and chasing after!