Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, I am a proud graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Secondary Science Education (Biology & General Science) and a M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction.
Currently I am an organizer for Edcamp Central PA, a locally-run educational conference, and am an advisor for National Honor Society here at CASA. I am a member of and serve the Pennsylvania Teachers Advisory Committee (PTAC) and I am a volunteer teacher trainer for Population Education.
Prior to coming to CASA, I taught 8th grade science and was involved coaching sports, Science Olympiad, and served as the science department coordinator writing curriculum. Additionally, I had the opportunity to work with PBS/NOVA on science education outreach and developing new resources for NOVA Labs online. I also have experience working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education Keystone exams, project based assessments, and Praxis teacher preparation exams.
I live in suburban Harrisburg with my husband, daughter, son, and dog. I love to spend time with friends & family, go to Penn State football games (I bleed blue & white and love everything PSU!), cook, garden, read, listen to music (especially Dave Matthews Band), try new restaurants, explore my adventurous side, and develop my collection of nerdy science shirts and jokes.
I look forward to sharing my passion for science to help you succeed this year!