I spent 20 years in business prior to entering the world of education. I fell in love with the world of education after we moved from Pennsylvania to Florida and I began my teaching career. My favorite part of this job is getting students as excited about science as I am by using a variety of different instructional techniques.
My efforts in the classroom have been recognized by two presidents. I was honored by President Bush with the Presidential Award of Excellence in Science as the top science teacher in the State of Florida in 2003, and by the EPA and President Obama in 2011-12 with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators the very first year the award was given.
I have had the pleasure of seeing many of my students go on to pursue science-related vocations, which is very rewarding, and I hope that will always continue.