Subjects Taught
Archery, Biology, Environmental Science

Education

My education started at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2000. I completed my freshman year and half of my sophomore year here as a Biology major. In the Spring of 2002, I transferred to Georgia Southern University, where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Biology in May of 2004.

Directly after completing my BS, I started on my Master of Science in Biology, still at Georgia Southern. My thesis invovled monitoring the breeding success of American Kestrels in south-central Georgia. This degree was completed in December of 2007.

During my first year of teaching (2007), I completed the GA TAPP (Teacher Alternative Preparation Program) to obtain my clear and renewable GA teaching certificate.

In July of 2010, I decided to take online classes toward a PhD in Post Secondary and Adult Education. I completed classwork and my comprehensive exam by May of 2012. I did not complete the dissertation, so the degree is yet to be obtained.



Experience

Right out of my college undergraduate degree, I started working in the internship program with Georgia DNR's State Parks and Historic Sites division. I complete the Manager-in-Training program at Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville in 2006. I then was hired full time as an interpretive ranger for Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, GA, in 2007.

During the summer of 2007, I interviewed and received my first teaching position at Baldwin High School. I taught physical science, biology, and environmental science here until 2013 (six years). I moved to Chatsworth in the summer of 2013 and started at North Murray High School. Last year, I taught physics and biology. After the 2014-15 school year, I will have a total of eight years teaching experience under my belt.