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I have been a teacher in Plano ISD for 15 years. I have taught 2 years of 6th grade and found my place with 13 years in 8th grade. I have been the Independent Research Sponsor (Science Fair Coordinator) for 11 years and I love seeing my students feel success through scientific discovery. I started teaching right out of college at Wilson Middle School in Plano and, in 2018, found a new home at Renner Middle School, where I was named Teacher of the year for the 2019-2020 school year. I've served as the 8th grade team lead and am currently the Science Department Head.
During the summer, I taught 4th grade science through the SIGS program with Plano ISD from 2010-2019 and loved getting the opportunity to do something so different, but very much the same as what I do during the school year. I have written curriculum for PISD science for 10 years and I love collaborating with teachers across the district to help build the curriculum for our teachers and students. I was named as a Master Teacher by UT Southwestern to lead a STARS virtual summer science camp for the summers in 2020 and 2021, and in 2022, the camp was finally able to be held in person!!
When I'm not working, I love watching sports of all kinds, going to the ballpark, reading a good thriller/suspense novel, watching The Office, going to a movie, and playing with my dog, Max. I really enjoy being creative, whether its painting or creating something digital. I love going home to East Texas to visit family and spoil the cutest niece and nephew!