“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” (Helen Keller)
Who am I? I am a teacher, an explorer, an adventurer, and a forever learner. Life, to me, is filled with so many wonderful facets to discover. Thus it is up to all of us to wander through the depths of the educational world to identify who we are as individuals within society. I, myself, am a continuous observer who enjoys looking through her photographic lens to find the different perspectives within the universe.
I currently teach 6th grade science and thoroughly enjoy every moment. I work with so many students and colleagues that not only learn from me, but that I learn from as well. I am currently attending Manhattanville College for another Master’s Degree in Literacy and Special Education while already holding a Master’s Degree, from Manhattanville College, in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. It is from my undergraduate experience at Lesley University that I truly found my passion in reading and writing; from reading Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to David Lodge’s A British Museum is Falling Down. I laughed, I cried, and I certainly read a lot. Through these readings I explored the wonders of the world when I was unable to travel via airplane. Sailing through the pages of various novels I was able to break down codes, investigate crazy ideas, and ultimately find my true interest in science.
After attending the STEM Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida at Kennedy Space Center I was given the opportunity to identify my true passion: STEM! I was able to play with NXT Robots, collaborate with amazing people, and develop various lessons to benefit for my students. Students are now exploring the many ways Science incorporates the different content areas available.
I was an NSTA Fellow working with peers across the nation to further my own education while effectively implementing STEM, Science, and Educational Interest within the classroom. Not only did I collaborate with teachers and educational leaders across the nation, but I was able to attend the NSTA National Conference in San Antonio, TX (2013) as well.
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Actress: Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Actor: Paul Newman
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Travel Spot(s): England, Bermuda, and St. Johns (USVI).