Degrees and Certifications:



Physical Science and PLTW- Principles of Biomedical Science


Principles of Biomedical Science Syllabus

Honor Physical Science Syllabus

Physical Science Syllabus

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

Ruskin High School

(816) 316-7686


Years of Teaching Experience:

8 years of experience


Area of Expertise

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teaching

Project-Based Learning

Inquiry Laboratory Experiences


Educational Background

2014 Masters of Science in Education, Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis
2012 Bachelors of Science in Geology and Geophysics, Missouri University of Science and Technology



Upward Bound Science Instructor- Summer 2018 to present

PLTW item writer- Summer 2018

Discovery Education Innovator 2016-2018

Research Experience for Teacher Advancement in Nanotechnology (RETAIN) Fellow 2015-2016

Woodrow Wilson Indiana Urban Teaching Fellow 2012-Now


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I think that it is incredibly important for our students to learn to be innovators at school so that they will be ready for the new technology-driven STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) job market.  According to, 65% of jobs our students will have so not exist yet.  I teach using project-based learning to encourage students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers so that they will succeed in these future jobs.


Personal Interests

I enjoy experimenting with new recipes in my kitchen and doing things outdoors (like mountain biking and going to the zoo).