Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Science in Specialized Chemistry with a Minor in Anthropology Master's in the Art of Teaching in Secondary Science
Graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Minor in Anthropology and National Louis University with a Masters in the Art of Teaching with a focus in Secondary Science.
After college I volunteered through Amate House, the young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago. My site was a Catholic gradeschool where I was a middle school science aide and a preschool aide. I worked a variety of science jobs before deciding to go back to school to become a high school teacher. While in grad school at National Louis University I subbed at St. James Grade School in Arlington Heights. I then taught at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein - where I taught multiple levels of Chemistry and Physics. This is my third year at St. Joseph High School. I will be teaching Chemistry and Earth Science. I have also taught Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Science, and Pre-Algebra here and Physics at my previous school.
As you can tell by the picture, I was invited to be a part of the 2020 Jeopardy! Teacher's Tournament. I had a lot of fun taking part in that in February 2020 - before the world got so crazy! All of the teachers in the tournament have stayed in touch, especially during quarantine. We've even been hosting our own trivia nights via Zoom!