Personal Background Information:
Teaching Philosophy Statement
A.A. from Orange Coast College
in marine biology)
B.A. in Biology from California State University, Fullerton
in marine biology and chemistry)
Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton
Hewes Middle School -(2000
- Present). Tustin Unified School District. Subjects: Physical (8th) and
Earth (6th) science.
Fullerton Union High School - (1999
- 2000). Fullerton Joint Union High School District. Subjects: Biology,
Wilson High School
- (1998 - 1999). Long Beach Unified School District. Subjects: Biology 1
and Biology 1-2.
Lab Assistant in the Chemistry and
Hematology departments and venipuncture technician at Hoag Memorial Hospital.
Marine Biology Outreach Instructor
at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Teachers Association (CTA)
Wildlife Federation (NWF)
World Wildlife Federation (WWF)
California Science Teachers Association
National Association of Geoscience
Teachers (NAGS) (past)
Marine Biology Teachers Association
Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla,
Home Depot of Brea
Science Scope. (issue pending) NSTA publication.
Paint Stir Stick Submarine Lab. Co-authored
with Kevin Hardy from Scripps Institute
Science Scope. October 2003, Volume 27, No. 2, pg.
52-53. NSTA publication. Splints and Gases.
California Classroom Science (CSTA) publication.
May 2003, Volume 14, No. 5.
Science Interactive Notebooks in the Classroom (reprinted
with permission from NSTA).
Science Scope. January 2003, Volume 26, No. 4, pg.
44 - 46. NSTA publication.
Science Interactive Notebooks in the
Education World.com. November 4 - 10th, 2002. Bringing
Science Down to Earth. Web Wizard
featured web site. http://jyounghewes.tripod.com
Web Site: http://jyounghewes.tripod.com (created summer
Grants and Awards-
Can You Spot the Sun’s Spots? $2500 -
Tustin Public Schools Foundation. March 2004
Lose Your Marbles – The Atom Building Game $2200 - Tustin
Public Schools Foundation, March 2004
Replicate This! Mitosis Sets $2300 – Tustin Public Schools
Foundation, March 2004 (shared grant with Mrs. Post)
Rotary Club 2004 Good Idea
Award. Got A Problem to be Solved
Rotary Club 2003 Good Idea Award.
Paint Stir Stick Submarines
Fair Project Reviewer (1999)
Beach Clean-ups - Newport Beach,
Newport Back Bay, Long Beach (1990 - present)
Tustin Unified School District Subject
Area Council (SAC). Representing Hewes Middle School.
San Diego Zoological Society
Sea World of San Diego
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)