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Please answer the following questions in the box below to introduce yourself to your excursion group and the rest of the GEA community
6. One word that describes you:
7. Three interesting things about you:
8. A great classroom is where...
9. GEA Programs I have attended or am currently enrolled in:
10. One of my favorite adventures was at...
1. What is your title/position?
2. What is the name of your school, school district, or place of employment?
3. What country and (if applicable) state are you from?
4. What grade(s) are you teaching? (if applicable)
5. What subject(s) do you teach? (if applicable)
Finally, please upload a photo of your favorite adventure!
I am a STREAM Lab teacher in a K-4 Elementaryschool near the Gulf coast in Texas. STREAM is like STEM, but we added the R for reading and the A for the arts. My class is a hands-on class that works through the engineering design process to help improve students' problem solving and critical thinking skills. This is my first year in this position and I consider it my "dream job"! My school is OM Roberts Elementary in Lake Jackson, Texas. This community was built around Dow and the petrochemical industry. The STREAM Labs in all the elementaries here were partially funded and planned with the petro chemical industry partners.
One word that describes me is CURIOUS!
Three interesting things about me;
My first teaching "gig" was in 1989 teaching horseback riding lessons to summer campers at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas. I have been married for 30 years to my husband, David, and we have 2 kids. My son, Garrett, attends Texas A&M and my daughter, Grace, is active duty in the Army. I have been teaching for 19 years with a 12 year break to stay home and raise my children.
A great classroom is where students feel safe to take risks and try new things. Students are taught that it is ok to fail as long as you keep trying.
This will be my first GEA adventure.
One of my favorite adventures was at The Smithsonian Science Education Academy in Washington, DC on Biodiversity.