I am a certified high school math, chemistry and physics teacher with eleven years of teaching and academic coaching experience. The certifications that I currently hold are: DC – Chemistry, DE – Physics, and EX – Math (grades 6-12)
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering with a minor in mathematics from Western Michigan University in 1993. I spent the next 10 years working in the pulp and paper industry as a Process Engineer.
In 2003, I returned to Western Michigan University to complete a teacher preparation program designed for individuals who already have a Bachelor’s degree. In 2005, I completed the program with a major in mathematics and minors in chemistry and physics.
In 2008, I returned to college at Michigan State University to pursue a Master’s degree. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Master of Arts degree with a Science and Mathematics Education concentration area.
Upon completion of the teacher certification program in 2005, I began teaching at Allegan High School, which is also the high school from which I graduated. During my 10 years as a classroom teacher, I have taught Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Probability and Statistics, and Trigonometry. During the 2016-2017 school year, I worked as an academic coach who was responsible for providing students with additional math and science help during the school day and after school.