Mrs. Denning   About Mrs.Denning                                  
                        This is my 21st year at Ponder and my 26th year in education.


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    High School:
    Sanger High School

    College: University of North Texas

    BA in Composite Science and Secondary Education 
    University of North Texas

    M.Ed. in Biology and Secondary Education
    University of North Texas

    Ed.D. (ABD) in Curriculum and Instruction
    University of North Texas
    Currently Working on a Degree in Morturary Science at NTCC
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    2000 - Present Ponder High School

    Current Teaching Duties: Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, OnRamps Chemistry, and Audio Video Production
    Other Teaching Duties: Physics, Student Leadership, UIL Science, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, Science TAKS, Anatomy, Digital Audio & Video Design, PIT, IPC
    Current Duties: U.I.L. Science Coach, Sercurity Team
    Other Duties: Science Department Chair, Student Council Sponsor, U.I.L Science Coach, Social Committee Chair, Campus Improvement Plan Committee, Principal Advisory Committee, Mentor Teacher, Class Sponsor & Shattered Dreams Coordinator- 5 programs

    1995 - 2000 Lake Dallas High School

    Teaching Duties: Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physical Science

    Other Duties: U.I.L Academic Coordinator, U.I.L Science Coach, Junior Class Sponsor, Science Department Chair, Attendance Committee, AP Science Vertical Team, Principal Advisory Committee Member, Excel Mentor, and Mentor Teacher
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    Composite Science Certification (6th-12th)
    Technology Applications Certification (8th-12th)
    Technology Education Certification (6th-12th)
    ESL Endorsement Certification (6th-12th)
    OnRamps Chemistry (University of Texas at Austin)- 54 hrs
    Advanced Placement Chemistry 35 Hrs.
    Advanced Placement Physics 35 Hrs.
    Pre-Advanced Placement Chemistry 30 Hrs.
    Gifted & Talented Students 36 Hrs. + 6 hr Yearly Updates
    Intel Teach to the Future 40 Hrs.

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    American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT)
    Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
    Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
    Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT)
    Texas Association for Environmental Education (TAEE)
    Texas Section of American Association of Physics Teachers (TSAAPT)
    Texas Science Education Leadership Association (TSELA)

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    I strive to provide a supportive and risk-free environment, in which students take an active part in learning. Students have the opportunity to work individually, in cooperative groups, hands-on-labs, and projects. Students have a voice in classroom standards and in the subject matter during the course. I hope my students learn something about science and the importance of being life-time learners.