McGraw High School Chemistry, College Biology, Physics, and Co-Taught Biology
New York State Master Teacher
Senior Class Advisor
Professional Teaching Certificates
Biology 5-6 Extension
McGraw High School science teacher (Chemistry, Physics, College Biology, and Co-Taught Biology) - September 2010 - present
Graduate intern with the SUNY Cortland Academic Support and Achievement Program - August 2009 - May 2010
McGraw High School long-term substitute (Regents Biology and Humans for the Environment) - February 2009 - June 2009
Research intern at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University - June - August 2008
Master of Science Adolescence Education in Biology, SUNY Cortland - May 2013
2010 National Science Foundation Robert F. Noyce Scholarship Recipient
Bachelor of Science Adolescence Education in Biology, SUNY Cortland - December 2008
This is my eighth year teaching science at McGraw. I love teaching science because it is constantly changing and evolving; I could talk about new discoveries and ideas every single day and I work hard to connect material presented in the classroom to the real world. I hope I inspire my students to never stop questioning the world around them and to never stop learning.
Outside of school, I enjoy running, hiking, reading, traveling to warm places, and spending time with my husband, our three-year old daughter, Lily, and our two labradors.
"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for you work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." -- Steve Jobs