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Personal Background Information:
Teaching Philosophy Statement
    A.A. from Orange Coast College
        (emphasis in marine biology)
    B.A. in Biology from California State University, Fullerton
        (emphasis in marine biology and chemistry)
    Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton

Teaching Experience-
    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, Oceanography, and
        AP/IB Biology Lab.
    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.

Professional Affliations-
    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    California Teachers Association (CTA)
    National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
    World Wildlife Federation (WWF)
    California Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
    National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGS) (past)
    Marine Biology Teachers Association (MBTA) (past)

Professional Partnerships -
    Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA
    Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
    Home Depot of Brea

    Science Scope.  (issue pending) NSTA publication.  Paint Stir Stick Submarine Lab.  Co-authored
        with Kevin Hardy from Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
    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 Classroom.
    Education November 4 - 10th, 2002.  Bringing Science Down to Earth. Web Wizard
        featured web site.
    Web Site: (created summer of 2001)

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

Volunteer Service-
    Science 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. 

Personal Memberships-
    San Diego Zoological Society
    Sea World of San Diego
    Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)