Educational Background

1993          B.S. Marine Biology (Chemistry minor)Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
1995          M.Ed. Secondary Education: Biology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Teaching Experience

1993          .The Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA
                   Marine Ecology
1993-1994  Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA
                    Biology (Academic, Gifted & AP) and AP Chemistry
1994-1997   Herndon Middle School, Herndon, VA
                    Physical Science (Academic & Gifted)
1998-1999   Neal Middle School, Durham, NC
                    Integrated Science
1999-20??    Green Hope High School, Cary, NC
                    Environmental Science (Academic/AP), Marine Ecology (Academic/Honors),
                    Marine & Astronomical Science, Earth Science (Academic/Honors) & Physical Science
Certifications & Awards

1990 - Certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (SCUBA)
1993 - Certified VA Teacher of Seconday Science (7-12), Biology
1998 - Certified NC Teacher of Seconday Science (6-12), Biology
2002 - Certified North Carolina Environmental Educator
2006 - Certified National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
2006 - Certified North Carolina Beginning Teacher Mentor

2001 - Town of Cary Teacher of the Month, November
2002 - Green Hope High School Teacher of the Year
2002 - Wake County Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist
2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 - Who's Who Among America's Teachers
2006 - Nominated, NC State University Inspirational Teacher Award
2006 - Town of Cary Environmental & Trails Volunteer Award
2008 - NC State University Inspirational Teacher Award
2009 Nominated, Cary Chamber Honor-A-Teacher Award
2010 - Town of Cary Chamber of Commerce "Going Green"
            Entrepreneurial Award in Education (GHHS)
2014 - Town of Cary Environmental & Trails Volunteer Award
​2016 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve Paver Dedication



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