Physical Science Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
I have two degrees from Appalachian State University, a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion in 2005 and a B.S. in Physics 2017 (with a concentration in Secondary Education). Though this is my first classroom, I have worked with students for over a decade. I was a counselor for abused children, then a youth minister and mentor, and I drove a school bus. While I was driving the school bus, a local principal asked me to help a 7th grade teacher that was two years away from retirement but who had a huge family crisis. I shadowed her for two years, filling in whenever and where ever see needed me. When she retired she made me promise to get a teaching license, so I did! I chose to teach the physical sciences because I love understanding how things work and seeing how we can manipulate and play with our environment. I like to build and create, so physics was perfect for getting hands on with my classroom activities. I hope to bring this way of learning to my classroom with lots of experiments and demos that show the real-world application of science.