Hello! I'm very excited that I get to teach your child Science this year! I graduated from California State University Stanislaus in 2006 before moving to Tomball. I spent the following year subbing at different schools in Tomball until I was offered a job at NIS. This will be my 10th year teaching at Northpointe. Wow...that means I'm gettin' old!
When I'm not teaching science at NIS I like to spend time with my family. I just celebrated my 4th wedding anniversary with my wife, Catherine. I have two kids. Alec is 15 and is starting 9th grade at TMHS. Autumn is 6 and will be starting first grade at WCES. I enjoy camping, hiking, attending church, and playing various musical instruments.
It's pretty simple: I want all my students to excel in Science.
Here are a few beliefs that drive what I do in my class:
- My students will perform better if they feel that I care about them.
- My students will perform better if they are excited about what we are doing in class
- My students will be excited about what we are doing if I'm excited about it
- Earning my students trust is extremely important
I'm very proud of who I am as a teacher today. Over the years I've grown as a person and as a teacher. I'd like to acknowledge some of those people because I wouldn't be who I am if it weren't for them.
Hope Durham: I taught on a team with Hope for 6 years. She is listed first because she probably has had the greatest impact on me. Early on I was very soft - I had no control over my classroom. Hope helped me with that part, but also challenged me directly and told me that I needed to learn how to do this on my own. Hope still teaches here at NIS, but we no longer work together as a teaching team.
Claire Youngblood: Claire was also part of our teaching team. The main thing I learned from Claire was how to handle (TBC)