Seasoned Physics/Chemistry teacher with 34 years as an accomplished educator who cares deeply about student success. Creative lesson planner who excels at motivating and inspiring students. I am very good at what I do and consistently receive accolades from both students and parents regarding the lives I have helped to direct and change in a very positive way.
NBPTS Certified Physics (expires 2017)
Proven Ability to Grow Physics Program
Enthusiastic Teacher and Learner
Illinois Teaching Certificate Physics and Chemistry
Strong Questioning Skills
Math and Physics Teacher, 08/1983
to 01/1995 Wesclin School Districe – Trenton,
Junior/Senior high math teacher and Honors Physics teacher
Taught 5 periods of math for grades 7 through 12 each day as well as one period of Honors Physics during the last year of my service
High School Physics/Chemistry teacher, 08/1995
to 05/2000 Highland School District – Highland,
Taught five periods of Physics and Chemistry for grades 11 through 12 each day.
Developed a Conceptual Physics Course for student with math skills that did not match those required for the Honors Physics class.
During my tenure I saw the number of student taking physics courses grow from just over 20 to well over 100.
Physics/Chemistry Teacher, 08/2000
to Current Edwardsville Unit School District #7 – Edwardsville,
Taught five periods of Physics/Chemistry for grades 10 through 12 each day.
Developed and taught a Conceptual Physics course geared towards students who did not have the required math background for Honors Physics.
Developed and taught an A.P. Mechanics C course to serve as a second year course for those who planed on science based careers.
During my tenure I saw student enrollment in physics courses grow from just over 20 to around 250.
Earned National Board Certification in adolescent Physics Education.
Master of Science: Education,
1998 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - Edwardsville,
Bachelor of Science: Business,
1980 Eastern Illinois University - Charleston,