About your teacher
Hello class! I am so excited to be your chemistry teacher this year. Let's get to know each other first
then have some fun learning chemistry. I'll go first then it will be your turn when we meet.
I am from a small, rural town in Eastern North Carolina. My sister and I played outside a lot growing
up and we loved to mix chemicals like our mom's fabric softener with the clay dirt behind our house.
I came to NC A&T State University in 1991 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in
I taught Physical Science at Northeast Guilford High School in 1996-1997 and again at Page High School in 2007-2008. As I mentioned on the home page, the physical sciences, such as chemistry and physics, are my favorite. I'll teach you how to love these sciences too.
For the last few years, I've been using my Master of Public Health Education degree I received from UNC Greensboro in 2000 to teach individuals how to quit smoking (and for you young ones, please never start), and how to avoid strokes (similar to a heart attack, but happens in the brain). My most recent position in public health was helping caregivers cope with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease, a form of dementia.
Currently I am a Master of Arts in Teaching candidate at NC A&T State University in the Department of Educator Preparation in the College of Education. My content area is Chemistry Education. I received a federally-funded scholarship from the National Science Foundation to teach in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
What do I like to do? I love reading non-fiction, spending time with my dad, husband, and daughters, and visiting different restaurants. My favorite movie is the 2015 film "The Martian" with Matt Damon. Lots of chemistry and physics in that movie!
Although I love rocket science, I am not a rocket scientist by any means. I just work hard and want you to know that you can do the same. All I will ask from you is genuine effort everyday. I have overcome lots of challenges and want to help you do the same.
Now it's your turn to share!