George Lucas Educational Foundation


I have been teaching for 13 years, the past eight in a GATE program, teaching 4th grade language arts and 4th, 5th, and 6th grade science. I have a MA in Education, a GATE Certification, and am a National Board Certified Teacher. I serve on my school district Science Steering Committee, am a school site science teacher leader, and train teachers on how to use FOSS science kits. I am currently a STEM specialist for the non-profit kids at science.

Areas of Interest: 
teaching gifted students; the ramifications of not differentiating instruction for high achievers and gifted students,
the common core standards,
the importance of hands-on inquiry based science instruction,
National Board Certification