I have been teaching science at Sayre School since I graduated from Dickinson College in 1997. First teaching Chemistry and AP Chemistry for a year, gratefully I was able to move across the hall to teach my true passion, Life Science. I realized in the fourth grade that I wanted to be a scientist; it just took me a really long time to realize Biology was the one.
I have been to many countries in the past few years (with thanks to Sayre School) to study different ecosystems. All the photos in this website were taken while I was wearing a pair of hiking boots. These trips have shown me first hand the principles I teach in my classroom, such as the difference in Tropical and Temperate Rainforests, the importance of conservation of land for native species, and what is meant by Biodiversity.
Although the topic of Biology consumes much of my life, (hiking, running with my best friend, canning vegetables, reading Darwin's works, caring for animals and plants, gardening) I still find time to cook amazing food and fix up a 1920s house with my favorite person in the world, my husband.