This is my second summer participating in the RET-Nano program at UNPENN and Drexel. I stayed with the same lab and worked with the same Post-Doctorate Research Mentor. This experience gave me a greater understanding of how research is done, and how interdisciplinary research is today. It has also allowed me to integrate what I have learned into lessons that fit nicely into the science curriculum.
I received a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, and a BA in Secondary Education from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. While I was there I worked as a Cells ad Molecules Lab Teacher Assistance, and did Post-Grad research in Polymer Chemistry. I earned a Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) from Grand Canyon University in Arizona,
I have been teaching at Hammonton High School, Atlantic County, New Jersey, since 1999. I am classified as a Highly Qualified Master Teacher and state certified to teach general science, biology, physics and chemistry. Therefore, I have taught a variety of courses ranging from: advanced biology, college prep physics, introduction to chemistry; to the general level intergraded science courses. I am also the National Honor Society Advisor for the Hammonton School District.
I am a member of the New Jersey State Science Assessment Committee for the Department of Education in New Jersey. This committee creates and analyzes the results of the science field-tested questions for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) for grades K - 12 state assessment tests.
I am originally from southern California, but moved and raised my family in southern New Jersey.