Greetings! I am excited for another great year of exploring the wonderful world of science. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Saint Vincent College earning a bachelors degree in liberal arts with a concentration in natural sciences and a minor in psychology. I then earned a master's degree in science education from Montana State University. Upon graduating from college, I spent a summer studying abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico learning about the land and culture, which was an amazing experience. When outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, gardening, reading, listening to music, playing guitar, and traveling. 

UPDATE: 3/25/2020  I hope this message finds you all doing well. I will be providing resources for students to continue learning as we navigate through the current situation. Please utilize resources and/or websites available to reinforce learned concepts throughout the current year in physical science. The link below contains a timeline of material covered in class this year along with dates instructed. Use this as a guide when reviewing physical science standards learned throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to email with any questions or concerns that arise. Be well and take care. 

4/16/2020  Hello science students, I hope you are furthering your education by utilizing available resources. This week, I want to revisit a topic from Life Science, viruses. Below is a virus ppt. for you to review. In our current situation, it is important to understand how viruses operate and are transmitted. Don't forget to continue visiting www.sciencenewsforstudents.org and building your knowledge concerning scientific topics. Remember that instructional time is every Thursday from12:00-1:30PM. This time slot includes the time needed for you to complete any work for the week. All work is optional, but it is important to continue building your educational knowledge. 

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