Welcome to my portfolio! This site will give you an idea of who I am and what I believe as an educator. Browse the links on the left to see discussions of my teaching philosophy and examples of my work.

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Me at Yellowstone National Park in Summer 2011.

About me:
I grew up in Mechanicsville, Virginia and graduated from Lee-Davis High School in 2008 as valedictorian. I completed my BS in biology at the College of William & Mary in 2012. I became interested in teaching during my sophomore year when I took part in a summer internship with Teachers for Competitive Tomorrow where I was placed at the Science Museum of Virginia. I loved working with children and getting them excited about science. I decided to pursue a career in teaching and my goal is to teach high school biology. I am currently at the William & Mary School of Education completing my Masters in Education, with a specialty in Secondary Science and will be graduating in 2013.

I am currently student teaching in New Kent, Virginia. I am working at the high school with one section of Collaborative Biology and two sections of General Biology. In Fall 2012, I also had the opportunity to participate in a secondary practicum in high needs schools where I visited and observed elementary, middle, and high schools in Hopewell, Virginia.