My road in life has taken me all over.
Taught in middle school 2 years.
Worked as an assistant geophysicist in oil exploration.
Got married and taught high school 5 more years then moved to Ohio.
Taught 5 mo Had 2 kids by then, worked as a science textbook editor, and then taught for 10. more years.
Got my master's degree and worked for the Ohio Department of Education as a Science Education Consultant.
Moved back to Texas, worked as a Secondary Science Specialist for a large district for 5 years. Went back to teaching and working as an independent science consultant.
I create science education resources that are used by teachers all over the world. I give trainings for science teachers at conventions.
I have 2 grandchildren and 3 stepgrandchildren. I love to go to the beach and camping with my husband and dogs.


High School
Marshall High, Marshall, TX
BS, Earth Sciences
Texas A & M University-College Station
MA, Science Teaching and Learning
Ohio State University-Main Campus


Chemistry and Physics teacher

I teach chemistry and physics through PBL at an early college high school.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Teaching is the tip of the iceberg. A successful teacher spends hours planning and preparing units before even presenting them to students. Labs involve set up and break down. During class time, you will be presenting, facilitating and monitoring students. Outside of class, there are meetings, communication with parents, grading and assessing student work and entering grades.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

BS, Earth Sciences
MA, Science Teaching and Learning


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You won't make a lot of money as a teacher."

Challenges I Overcame