Educational Experience

IB Biology/IB ESS/HS Biology and ESS: July 2017-present

  1. Teach IB Biology
  2. Teach IB ESS
  3. Teach 9th grade advanced Biology and ESS
  4. Mentor iGEM team

AP Chemistry/AP Biology/HS Chemistry, Physical, and Computer Science Teacher, STEAM teacher: August 2015 - present

 The 2nd annual AISJ Science Fair

The 2nd annual AISJ Science Fair

  1. Taught AP Biology
  2. Taught AP and HS Chemistry
  3. Taught Physical Science
  4. Taught Robotics (EV3 and VEX: brick, graphical and natural C+ language)
  5. Introduced STEAM program and taught the course
  6. Introduced Annual HS Science Fair

IB Examiner International Baccalaureate: 2014 – present

IB Biology, IB ESS,  and HS/MS Science Teacher American International School of Rotterdam: 2011 - 2015

 CanSat Team in Norway

CanSat Team in Norway

  1. Curriculum Development for Science for Grades 6-12
  2. Taught IB Biology Years 1 and 2
  3. Taught IB Environmental Systems and Societies Years 1 and 2
  4. Taught Grade 9/10 Biology
  5. Taught 6th and 8th grade integrated Science
  6. Fostered authentic learning through extensive labs and hands-on activities
  7. Enabled quality lab experiences through the establishment of an up-to-date Science department fully equipped for lab and demonstrative instruction
  8.  Enriched student experience through collaboration between upper and lower school students
  9. Enhanced student learning through elementary school support in Science program

Science Teacher, Shanghai Community International School, Shanghai, China: 2009-2011

  1. Taught 9th, 8th, and 7th Grade Integrated Science
  2. Developed science curriculum for current and subsequent school years, specifically focusing on preparation of students for the IB program
  3. Fostered authentic learning through extensive labs and hands-on activities
  4. Enabled quality lab experiences through the establishment of an up-to-date Science department fully equipped for lab and demonstrative instruction
  5. Facilitated inter- and intra-departmental collaborations
  6. Enriched student experience through collaboration between upper and lower school students
  7. Encouraged student leadership and unity through creation of House System in Middle School
  8. Enabled community service and meaningful IB Creativity Action Service (CAS) hours in the development of the after-school program “Horse Back Riding for Children with Disabilities”

 

             ESOL Teacher, Shanghai Community International School, Shanghai, China: 2009-2010

  1.             Participated in ongoing development of curriculum

  2. Fostered language acquisition in 6th – 8th grade students

 

Ecclesiastical Teacher, Private, Las Cruces, NM; Shanghai, China; Rotterdam, Netherlands: 2008 – 2012

  1. Taught High School Youth (ages 14 – 18)
  2. Motivated and Inspired Youth in an early morning program (6 a.m.)

 

Science Consultant, Las Cruces Public Schools, NM: 2000-2009

  1. Enhanced authentic learning by training teachers how to implement animal dissections with students
  2.  Enabled authentic learning by conducting animal dissections in conjunction with teaching associated biology
  3. Built authentic learning experiences by assisting teachers in completing inquiry driven chemistry experiments with students
  4. Fostered greater appreciation and enthusiasm for science in after-school science programs
  5. Facilitated inquiry driven methodology and incorporation of the scientific method by conducting school wide science fairs.
  6. Promoted student safety and enabled authentic learning in planning and assisting in curriculum-based field trips lasting one to five days.

 

            Private Violin Instructor, Las Cruces, NM 2000-2009

  • Enabled music and violin learning in Middle and High School students

 

            Tutor, Salt Lake City Public Schools 1990-1997

  • Tutored home-bound students in all areas of study

 

             Teacher’s Assistant, University of Utah 1993 - 1997

  • Enabled learning of biology and immunology, college level