As a proud North Central College graduate, I am three years into my teaching career at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, where I have worked mainly with Physics students at the sophomore through senior levels. I love building relationships with my students and having my students build relationships with each other using cooperative learning. The most rewarding thing about teaching for me is when my students have a lightbulb moment and suddenly understand something they were struggling to understand. I am currently going for my Masters in Science Education at Aurora University in addition to spending my days teaching kids. To learn more about what I am continuing to change with the NGSS standards, visit my blog at scienceteacheralwayslearning.wordpress.com.