8th Grade

Physical Science and STEM

Mrs. Binder

Contact Information

Email: sbinder@franklinlakes.k12.nj.us

Office Hours: *By appointment

  • First Tuesday of the month 7:25am-7:55am

  • Second Thursday of the month 3pm-3:30pm

About Mrs. Binder

Mrs. Binder has been teaching 8th-12th grade science since 2007. Mrs. Binder comes from a family of teachers and public community service members. She has earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a Minor in Secondary Education from Fairfield University; a Master's degree in Biology with a concentration in Science Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership both from Montclair State University.

Mrs. Binder enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children outside of school. And she is a very active volunteer in her community.

Educational Philosophy

My philosophy of teaching and learning is that education is a journey. The processes that students learn along the way during their educational journey are the most important and most valuable part of their education. Science, by nature, is very process orientated and the journey of the scientific method is often more important than the end result of the experiment - what can we learn along the way that will help us to better understand the world around us? I often tell my students and my own 3 children that mistakes are our best teachers and that everyday is a school day - a chance to learn something new!

The District recognizes the importance of homework as part of the educational process and has adopted policy #6154 that establishes homework guidelines. Homework posted on this website is as up to date as practically possible, is subject to revision, and serves as a guide for students and parents.