I have been a teacher at BCHS for seven years in the Science Department; starting my "eight is great" year in a BCHS classroom Fall 2013.
A typical courseload in a school year could include any of the the following classes: Biology I (collaborative and regular), Anatomy and Physiology, Intro to Chemistry/Physics/ Ea
rth and Space Science, Biology II; as well as--Freshmen Gifted, Master Student, and PSY 110 for dual credit with WKU.
I also coached Basketball and Soccer--Girls (Go Lady Bears!), earlier in my career.
My dad was in the Air Force; I attended dozens and dozens of schools all over the world by the time I was twelve. He retired to Kentucky--and was brave to do so. This is my mom's--and her 7 sisters--native state. I am sure he really misses the military (and the quiet) occasionally. As for me, for the most, I've stayed in the Bluegrass. I attended Powell County High School (class of 1997). While in high school, I played Basketball, ran track, participated in student government and marching band (clarinet, pit and Guard) and held offices in dozens of clubs. I was class president for the duration of my PoCo education. Upon graduation, I matriculated to Alice Lloyd College, a work study school. While a student there I was also the athletic trainer and played softball (right field) and ran cross country. I was even the Homecoming queen; I love telling people that--because it is not something they expect. At ALC, I received a BA in Biology, Psychology and Sociology (Class of 2001). Since then I have attended college at Morehead State University (Go Eagles!) and UK( Go Cats!) where I received an MA in Education as well as another Masters in Counseling. I am considering maybe, one day, attaining a PhD... but for now, I am just trying to catch up on plenty of missed sleep.
Over the years, several pets have appeared in my classroom, and have since passed on: a Beta fish (Harvey
) and Dwarf Hamsters named Latte
. I still miss them. Currently, There are turtles--Red-Eared Sliders (Kumar and Harold
), a black lion head bunny (Luna
), I also had a Great Dane named Apache...
He had cancer and we had to say goodbye 9/30/13. It was devastating. He was my best friend, and I will continue to try to be the person he thought I could be.
Recently, I adopted a puppy from the Humane Society--Chloe
. She is a daschund (weiner dog) and is wicked cute. Though I love my pets--my brother is my favorite entity in the whole world. He is awesome. He is smart (graduated college at 17) and is wicked funny. I love and miss him. He is currently enrolled at EKU--and I don't see him as often as I would like.... He lives in Louisivlle and I brave the traffic there just to grab lunch with him. Jonas Tyler is good people.
When I am not wrangling animals, I enjoy participating in Hot Yoga and playing Disco Golf in Bowling Green, as well as less active pursuits--like Mario Kart on a Nintendo platform. I spend a lot of time nerding out with my boyfriend, Douglass. He is The Best.
I love teaching--it is my joy and passion. I have always been blessed with hardworking, fun students.