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 Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
 
2018-19 Schedule
Period Course
0 Chemistry
1 Chemistry
2 Chemistry
3 Earth & Space Science 
4 Chemistry ACAD
8 Tutorial
5 Earth & Space Science
 
I am excited to begin the new school year teaching Chemistry and Earth & Space Science.  I am passionate about teaching and working with students to develop and strengthen confidence in their critical thinking and problem solving skills.  My classroom focus is with hands-on learning using a variety of activities,  including cooperative learning, computer simulations, and labs that embody the method utilized in the real work by scientists.  
 
I am a Cal Poly Pomona Bronco as I have earned all of my degrees from Cal Poly.  I have a BS in Biotechnology with a minor in Chemistry, a MA in Educational Leadership as well as teaching credentials in Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, and Introductory Math. I have 16 years of experience in the classroom working primarily with college preparatory students and students who are learning English.  In addition to my work in the classroom, I also collaborate with colleagues at Whittier College to refine my craft and to ensure that students will have a smooth transition to college work.  As a result of this collaboration, I often present workshops to other teachers for the California Science Teacher Association.
 
Personally, I am a total geek!  I love Doctor Who, Star Wars, pretty much anything science fiction and I am a LA Kings fan. Last year I was able to meet Bill Nye (the Science Guy!) as well as attend a lecture from Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. 
 
If you would like to donate supplies to our classroom, we are always in need of Kleenex and hand sanitizer.