Degrees and Certifications:
Science Enrichment Teacher
I am so excited to be joining the OCE community this year as the new science specialist! I was born and raised in North Carolina. I’m a die hard NCSU fan and love western style BBQ. I attended Meredith College multiple times obtaining a K-6 teaching license, BA in mathematics, dual Masters in both ESL and Literacy K-12, as well as a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist certification.
I recently got married to my best friend. We have a wonderful four legged fur baby named Ariel. My husband and I are very active. We enjoy many outdoor activities together - hiking, walking the dog, racing stand up jet skis, snowboarding, and playing tennis. Additionally, I love to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, paint, and draw.
I am very passionate about making learning fun, improving students’ beliefs in themselves, and helping students shine! I recently collaborated with a former colleague on a project based learning unit in which we explored solids, liquids, and gases, through the lens of helping Hawaiians overcome the effects of volcanic eruptions. I am eager to take my new found excitement and interest in science and create memorable hands on opportunities for students to engage with the content and develop their natural curiosities toward the field. I hope students enjoy “The Magic Clipper Ship” as much as Mrs. Frizzle’s students enjoyed “The Magic School Bus!”
I look forward to working with all the families and this new school community. Follow our adventures on Twitter @MagicClipperSh1 and at our website Magic Clipper Ship Home Base.