Expedition: (n) a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration
My passion resides in authentic, application based teaching. I am a lifelong learner, determined to bring the world to my students, and my students to the world. Learning occurs everywhere and at all times, our students need to know, understand, and feel empowered to make a positive difference in all aspects of life and the world around them.
In addition to being in the field myself, I have committed to creating educational materials to bring this explorer and field science aspect into classrooms worldwide. I also want to bring relevant and current data into classrooms for students to analyze.
What better way to do this than to be in the field collecting with scientists and creating materials to make this type of learning available on a global scale?
In 2006, I began my first expedition in the world of education as a teacher. I taught fifth grade, all subjects for 7 years. In 2013, I joined the independent school world, as a Lower School Science Specialist, explorer, and Educator.
As an educator, I believe in empowering students to explore their world and take an active role as explorers.
It all started in the summer of 2017, with a grant application that changed my world. Since then, I continuously seek out ways to join in the world of field work with scientists of all disciplines and bring it to educational facilities worldwide.
I enjoy spreading joy, excitement, and enthusiasm for science, education, and innovation in the world of education.
I have spoken at numerous conferences and presented for teachers and students on topics ranging from field expeditions, following your passions, STEM education and opportunities for educators and students, effective and innovative teaching strategies, and professional development workshops.
Professional Development Topics
Keynote Speaking Topics
I can also work with you to customize or build a topic of your choosing as a keynote, panelist, or facilitator.
Do you have an upcoming expedition and are interested in having me on your team?
Would you like your field data used in classrooms?
Would you like me to speak at your event?
Would you like educational consulting to enhance your curricula with Field Expedition concepts?
Norfolk, Virginia 23502, United States