This is my 21st year at Ponder and my 26th year in education.
EducationM.Ed. in Biology and Secondary Education
University of North Texas
Ed.D. (ABD) in Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of North TexasCurrently Working on a Degree in Morturary Science at NTCCExperience
2000 - Present Ponder High School
Current Teaching Duties: Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, OnRamps ChemistryOther 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 TeacherCertification
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.Professional Orgainzations
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)
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.