Number of years teaching:  20

Current school and county:  Parkview HS, Gwinnett County

Subject: Physics

Degree(s) earned: B.A.E. ; M.S.A.E

Why do you want to be in this program and why are you excited to be a part of it?
I have been teaching for twenty years and for most of those years I have always felt that I have learned and grown as a teacher every year. The past two or three years, I have seemed to reach a plateau. I didn’t want to spend the last third (or half!) of my teaching career on that plateau.

What qualities does a teacher leader possess that you would like to develop within yourself by the end of the program?
As a teacher, I have great rapport with my students and I am able to make great changes in their thinking about physics. A teacher leader is able to do the same things with other teachers and administrators within his/her local or even district area.

What is a current issue in K-12 science education that you are interested in helping to solve?

  • Integrating technology usefully into the classroom/lab
  • Helping students develop conceptual understanding in physics
  • Teaching students how to have discourse about scientific processes in a “Scientific” way
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