Science Coordinator/Grade 5/6 Teacher
I am from Denver, Colorado, USA where I attended the University of Northern Colorado for my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the University of Colorado for my Master of Science in Education Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught all grade levels of students from Kindergarten – Grade 12 in Colorado, USA, Frankfurt, Germany, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Kuruman, South Africa and now in Dubai, UAE. During my years of teaching I have held many leadership positions and have earned my International School Leadership Certificate. My specialty is using Design Thinking to teach Math and Science curriculum standards using a integrated STEM approach. I am excited to be a member of the founding faculty of Rising School, Dubai.
“Education today is not about answering the question but knowing the questions to ask. No longer are students limited in information or opportunity. Our role as educators is to offer experiences and guide students in building skills and strategies to critically think about the topic, to question the structure, the function, and to connect the idea to other ideas in an effort to create new thoughts, ideas and improvements. The world is in need of innovators, risk-takers and collaborators who are responsible, caring citizens that can persevere and engineer for a better, more efficient world.”