I grew up with a mom and aunt who both were elementary school teachers and spent many an early morning and late afternoon entertaining myself at the school while my mom worked. In high school, I found myself participating in FTA (Future Teachers of America) and also thoroughly enjoying helping other classmates with assignments from time to time. But after watching my relatives in elementary school, I knew I didn’t want to be an elementary school teacher. In college, I started off as a biology major but found myself constantly trying to decide between education and biology. I switched majors from biology to education at one point and later added biology back. I finally decided to teach biology and have the best of both worlds. I’ve been teaching for 11 1/2 years and still love helping students see that science is all around them.
I love the people that I get to work with every day. We are a family at WYCA, and we work together really well and try to do the best we can for all of our students. I also love the fact that I have the ability to work with my students one-on-one to help them succeed and get to know them on a more personal basis.