Who Am I And How Did I Get Here?
I am a science educator, student, enthusiast, and explorer. I truly believe an educators
knowledge is never finished or complete. I am always researching new educational
strategies and scientific findings. My dream is to one day travel the world taking
pictures of nature and collecting crazy creatures! I enjoy reading, especially anything
about science education or sci-fi. Its fun to look for science truths in the creative minds
of the sci-fi writers. I write when I can and encourage my students to do so as well. I
love to be outside and I love gardening. There is something special and magical about
nature. I love teaching but most of all I Iove watching my children grow.
I have three wonderful daughters who keep me on my toes! My husband is a
Firefighter/ EMT and we are both happy to be living here in Dublin with our friends and
I spent my first fifteen years as a child of an Air Force family moving often and experiencing many different cultures. Being exposed to such natural and cultural diversity truly shaped my love for nature and exploring. As a child, learning and inquiring about our natural world became my favorite past time. I was fascinated with nature and everything I explored from the conundrum of glacial ice worms in the Wranglls’ mountains, to the amazing castles and Sherwood Forests of England, to the beaches of the Carolinas and the mystic forest life and mountains of Washington State. I feel my childhood truly fostered a passion and love for science learning as well as my interests in geography and traveling.
My family finally retired when I was fifteen years old in the quaint little city of Dublin Georgia, which is nestled comfortably in the pine trees of the middle Georgia area. I graduated with a College Preperatory diploma from West Laurens High School (Go Raiders!) and continued on to college on a track for medical school.
Middle Georgia College
I began my pre-medical college career at the local community college then known as Middle Georgia College. As my freshman year concluded I was becoming more and more aware of my leadership skills and natural talent for teaching. My peers and professors noted often that I exhibited a passion for tutoring others, especially in the science and maths. I found myself teaching my peers while also researching learning strategies. I became fascinated with the brain and how we learn. I changed my major to education and graduated with an Associated of Science in Education.(Go Warriors!)
Ecology Field Trip with Pre-K
I then moved closer to the costal area to attend college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Here I completed many courses and participated in many extra curricular activities while finishing my Bachelors of Science! (Go Eagles!) Here I studied science and math education, school and child psychology and strategies and methods of Pedagogy for Middle Grades Learners. During my time at Georgia Southern University I was also privileged to spend a summer semester assisting a professor in the field of medical geography research. I experienced many great teaching opportunities through the education program as well as through the Biology, Bio-Geography, and Middle Grades Education clubs.
Methods and Lessons for Cumberland Island GSU
International Leaders in Education Group GSU
Lessons for the One Room School House GSU
Georgia College and State University
I graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching (Go Bobcats!). There I studied the Foundations of Secondary Education, which encompasses many strategies and methods of Pedagogy for Secondary Science Education.
In Field Teaching 9th Grade Physical Science: Electricity
Using an Electroscope...
"Is Suction A Myth?-Addressing misconceptions in science" with Dr. Mumma GCSU