My passion lies in teaching and discovering new ways to empower students to realize their inner scientists. My techie side is always on the lookout for new and novel ways to positively influence the learning environments of the classrooms that I teach within.
Currently, I teach chemistry and advanced placement chemistry at the Nightingale-Bamford school, an all-girls K-12 school on the upper east side of Manhattan in New York City. Previously, I tought chemistry and physics at The Culver Academies, an independant school in rural Indiana. I have also taught in the Chicago Public Schools at Roberto Clemente Community Academy, a highschool in the predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood of Humbolt Park in Chicago, as well as three wonderful years teaching chemistry and physical science at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the Chicago suburbs. Each teaching experience has flavored the methods and implementation of my teaching style, and each school honed a different facet of the educator that I am today.
In January of 2012, I began a new journey; earning my Masters degree in Learning Design & Technology through Purdue University. My degree work concluded in August of 2013.