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Teaching Interests

  • ​How can I connect my students with local companies, labs and communities to solve real world problems?

  • How do I encourage problem solving while also addressing curricular standards?

  • What are the best methods of differentiation in a high school classroom with students with reading levels ranging from elementary to collegiate?

Centaurus High School                                         Jan 2012 - Present
Teacher ​                                           

​Courses: Physical Science, AP Biology, IB Biology, Algebra Support


Centaurus High School                                        June 2014 - Present
Asst. Boys Tennis Coach ​                                           

​Help students learn and improve their tennis game.


Private Tutoring                                                  Jan 2007 - May 2014

​Personal Tutor                                           

Provide additional support in Algebra I, II, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.



Dreamcatcher Direct Instruction                   July 2009 - May 2012

​Courses: Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Sentence Structure,Math, Science

Denver Justice High School                               Aug 2009 - May 2011


Courses: Reading, Writing, Grammar, Math

*Students improved at least one grade level in reading + multiple grade levels in math.



Science Discovery Summer Program              May 2010 - Aug 2010


Lead students in exploring scientific concepts on the CU campus labs.



Peak to Peak Charter School                             Jan 2010 - May 2010

Teacher Assistant                            

Facilitate small groups in 6th Life Science, 9th Honors Biology, and AP Biology classes.



Silver Hills Middle School                                 Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Teacher Assistant                                           

Facilitate student learning, teach lessons in a 6th grade Earth Science classroom.



Club-Z Tutoring                                                 Feb 2006 - May 2006



Homework House                                            Sept 2001 - April 2004



Awards and Tranings
  • IB Biology Training, 2015

  • AP Biology Training, 2013 + 2014

  • AVID Training 2013

  • Americorp Scholar 2009-2011

  • NSTA Member

  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honors

  • Published in NEWSPEAK 2007

  • Whittier College Lit Review 2005

  • John Greenleaf Whittier Scholar

  • Whittier Theatre Scholarship 

  • German (4 years of study)

  • Spanish (1 year of study)

ADInstruments, Inc.                                          Nov 2007 - July 2008

​Education Sales Representative                            

Sell physiological education software and equipment to undergraduate educators.

First point of contact for troubleshooting and equipment needs.


ADInstruments, Inc.                                           Aug 2006 - Nov 2007

​Sales and Marketing Associate                       

Assist outside sales reps. Implement marketing strategies. Edit monthly newsletter


Electronic Lifestyles                                         April 2006 - Nov 2007

​System Installer                            

Install and troubleshoot home theatre systems and phone/data lines.

University of Colorado School of Ed.             May 2010 - June 2010

​Test Proctor                             

Administer reading tests to establish efficacy of assigned-role reading groups.


Whittier College Chemistry Dept.                   Jan 2005 - May 2005

​Lab Research Assistant

Examine beta-amyloid proteins using capillary electrophoresis to better understand Alzhiemer's disease. 


Whittier College Biology Dept                          Jan 2002 - May 2005

​Lab Research Assistant                          

Examine flourescence proteins in c. Elegans.

University of Colorado at Boulder                     Aug 2009 - May 2011

​Master of Arts in Secondary Science Education

Courses: Beginning Spanish, The Physics of Sound and Music, Weather and the Atmosphere, General Physics II, Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom, Language and Literature Across the Curriculum, Project Based Science Instruction, Intro. to Geology, Nature of Science and Science Education, Advd. Social Foundations of Education.     


Whittier College, Los Angeles, California        Aug 2001 - May 2005

​Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minor in English

Courses: Biological Anthropology, Life Science, Plant Form and Function, Animal Form and Function, Biological Information, Human Physiology and Anatomy, Immunology, Cell Physiology, Molecular Genetics, Developmental Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Business and Society, General Physics I, Calculus I and II,  Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, Modern American Novel, Hemingway and Eliot, Intro. to Latin America, Intro. to Islam.  

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