This is my first year at New West, and I am very excited to be here. I grew up in southwest Missouri and attended college at Missouri State University. There, I earned a bachelor of science in Biology with a minor in Anthropology. I moved to California recently where I am currently finishing a master of arts in Teaching. I have a daughter who is a year and a half, and together we love to travel, read, and be outdoors.
I am very passionate about science and discovery, and bring this enthusiasm to my classroom. I want my students to get excited to learn all that science has to offer them. I look forward to working with such driven students who will create an environment full of curiosity.
Homework will be assigned regularly. Please check the 10th grade homework page regularly for assignments, announcements, and helpful links.
This year in Chemistry, we will cover a broad range of chemistry topics in the units listed below. For more information, refer to the California State Standards for Chemistry.
Unit 1: Atomic & Molecular Structure
Unit 2: Chemical Bonds
Unit 3: Conservation of Matter & Stoichiometry
Unit 4: Gases & Their Properties
Unit 5: Solutions
Unit 6: Acids & Bases
Unit 7: Chemical Thermodynamics
Unit 8: Reaction Rates & Chemical Equilibrium
Unit 9: Nuclear Processes
Unit 10: Organic Chemistry
I expect students to work hard and take pride in their education.
Do every assignment and study for quizzes and tests.
Ask questions and get help if and when you don't understand.
Don't give up.