My Background

I have been teaching for 36+ years. It has all been in Catholic Grade School. I have taught grades 4-8 during my teaching career. I have been teaching at St. Gabriel since 2005. Most of that time I was the sixth grade Math and Science teacher. Once I received my Master's Degree, that allowed me to teach STEM, I was lucky enough to become the STEM teacher at St. Gabriel's.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my kids and my granddaughter. I like to play board games and read. I enjoy watching history shows, DIY shows, science shows and sports. I love to go camping and fishing, too. My happy place is being out in the country.

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What is a SmartLab?

The SmartLab is a 21st century learning lab for students of all interests, ages, and abilities. SmartLab put technology and learning resources in the hands of students, engaging learners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) while building critical 21st century skills. The SmartLab features project-based, student-centered curriculum supporting STEM and other core academic content. The SmartLab integrates a learning solution that combines technology with academics to prepare students for high school, college and career success.

Grading for STEM

*The grade each student earns is based on three components.

* The three components are:

  1. Completing the challenge

  2. Effort put into the challenge

  3. Behavior/Conduct during class

Click here to see the expectations for STEM class