I live on Bainbridge Island with family, children 23 year old twins recently moved out, their grandparents, and an assortment of horses, sheep, goats, cats, and dogs. I have taught for 25+ years on Bainbridge Island and more than 30 years of teaching total including everything from 2nd to 9th grade. Some old pictures of family at this link.
Other, including more recent ones at this one.
6th Graders are the greatest people: energy, ability, ambition, creativity, curiosity, imagination. I strive to create a collaborative environment of science learners who over the year increase their independence, go for their goals and achieve their ambitions.
I studied physics and math at SUNY Binghamton and switched to a Community Studies degree at UCSC (Go Banana Slugs!) My teacher training was at UCSC followed by a master's degree in Education and Technology Integration from Harvard's Ed. school.
My extracurricular activities include poetry, pickleball, tennis, scrabble, chess, music (playing and listening), and fixing fences, gates, building decks, etc.
I look forward to working with all of you to ensure a highly successful year in 6th grade science.