I graduated with my bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education from Indiana State University. I taught two years in Indiana as an ESE teacher for grades 7-12 before moving to Florida. I have lived in Palm Beach County, Florida for 9 years teaching math and science for grades 3 -5. I was science coach for two years at a title one school before transferring to Citrus Cove Elementary School , where I currently teach math and science for two fifth grade classes. I have also been the Science Fair coordinator and SECME coordinator for several years and have played many additional roles at my school such as grade chair, science contact, professional development committee member, etc. I teach science through cooperative group learning activities and investigations where the students guide the learning process.