Why did you decide to become a teacher?: My mom was a science teacher and then college professor. I grew up with shadow boxes hanging on the walls full of butterflies, mice, beetles, etc.. We had chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, birds, fish, gerbils, and ducks as pets. For two years, I hiked through Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas to collect daphnia (water fleas) for my mom's graduate thesis. My mom, even though she has passed away, will always be one of the main reasons I love science and teaching.
How long you been teaching?: 10 Years
College: UVU & BYU (I have two Bachelor degrees)
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Something not many people know about you: From the 4th through the 8th grade, I spent 4 hours everyday after school at the gym practicing my gymnastic routines on floor, bars, beam, and vault. Every time there was a meet, I was too nervous and never ended up traveling to compete! I was a very shy child. :)
I love teaching...: Science!!!!!!!!!!
During the summer I like to...: Travel to beaches!
If calories didn't count I would eat/drink...: Cinnamon rolls
Favorite book or movie: The Sandlot
Teacher Quote: Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."