Welcome Students, Parents, and Friends!
This website is a tool that will help you excel in my class. It will keep you informed of class assignments, activities, and school happenings. Please bookmark it! Also, can view your current grade using the SIS Student portal. Feel free to contact me with questions or comments. I look forward to another great year at Boca Raton High School! GO BOBCATS!
I'm originally from Buffalo, NY and I've lived in Florida for 17 years now. I am a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Geneseo, with a degree in Biology, and received my Masters degree in International and Intercultural Education from F. I. U.
Outside of work, I love to travel! I did a one month fellowship in Indonesia, sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Fulbright Teacher Exchange programs called Teachers for Global Classrooms. As part of this summer program, I traveled with a group of 14 other teachers from across the U.S. to visit and work in schools. I learned so much about the Indonesian culture, educational system, and built amazing friendships. I look forward to sharing my travel experiences with my students this year, and hopefully, connecting with Indonesian classrooms for collaborative projects.
If you want to read about my travel adventures, check out the Global Education tab above, under "More..."
I visited coffee, cocoa, and dragon fruit plantations, saw monkeys in the wild and even hiked a mountain to see Blue Fire! So much of my visit ties in with the science I teach! Other international work I have done includes spending five summers at Leysin American School in Switzerland. I worked with students from all over the world and I had a wonderful time traveling and exploring the Swiss Alps.
Besides travel, I have a passion for teaching. This is my 17th year in the classroom! My mission is still the same- to share my love of learning and exploration with my students! I truly enjoy the laughter and inquisitiveness teenagers bring to the classroom. To me, teaching science is fun because it can be applied to everyday life. My goal every year is for my students to say to me, "I never liked science until your class!" That's when I know I did my job right!
In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to the beach, country line dancing and spending time with my family, friends, and 2 dogs, Sully and Rango. Both are German Shepherd rescues from a great organization, S.H.A.R.E. We love them!!!
I am truly looking forward to the challenging year ahead filled with laughter, learning, and great memories!
Teachers for Global Classrooms - Java, Indonesia
Some great memories with past students!