Phone: 936-435-6100 ext. 2602
Degrees and Certifications:
I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville where I studied chemical engineering and forensic anthropology. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked for the University of Missouri Health Care, the Center for the Study of Organizational Change at the University of Missouri, and Coca-Cola Enterprises. I decided to start teaching because I saw a need for educators in math and science and knew that I had the skills and abilities to make a difference. I began teaching when my youngest started school. He will be a freshman this year and my oldest will be a senior!
In my 10 years of teaching, I have had the opportunity and pleasure to teach a diverse population of students level and preAP Chemistry; level, preAP, & AP Physics; level and AP Biology; Astronomy, Environmental Science; IPC; Principles of Technology, and Resource Science.
This year I am teaching level and preAP Biology as well as Astronomy. Additionally, I am stepping into the role as the Chair of the Science Department. I am very excited to be back in the Hive and am looking forward to watching all of our students learn and grow!
I will be using Google Classroom for the 2021 - 2022 School Year for lesson notes, assignments, additional resources, etc. If you are absent from class, missed something, or just want to hear me explain something again, you should check Google Classroom. The work will be grouped by six weeks and the posting names will start with the date assigned which should make things easier for you to find.
(Please join Google Classroom using the code for your class period.)
2nd Period - class code: fjgllm2
4th Period - class code: wj7oowd
5th Period - class code: j4yodsp
6th Period - class code: 3n7bnsv
7th Period - class code: nmtc4mh
8th Period - class code: ghrrsd4
Grading Guidelines have changed for this year.
preAP classes - 60% achievement / 40% practice
level classes - 50% achievement / 50% practice
Late work MUST be turned in within 7 days of the due date. Ten points will be subtracted from the grade for each day late up to the 7th day. After 7 days, the grade will be recorded as a ZERO.
1st period - Conference (7:40 am - 8:27 am)
2nd period - Astronomy
3rd period - PLC
4th period - Astronomy
5th period - Biology (C-Lunch)
6th period - PreAP Biology
7th period - Biology
8th period - PreAP Biology
My tutorial times are Monday through Thursday from 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm or by appointment.
Grade Cutoff Dates:
1st Six Weeks: Progress report grades due Sept. 3 Report card grades due Sept. 24
2nd Six Weeks: Progress report grades due Oct. 15 Report card grades due Oct. 29
3rd Six Weeks: Progress report grades due Nov. 19 Report card grades due Dec. 17
4th Six Weeks: Progress report grades due Jan. 28 Report card grades due Feb. 17
5th Six Weeks: Progress report grades due Mar. ll Report card grades due Apr. 8
6th Six Weeks: Progress report grades due May 6 Report card grades due May 23