Chemistry / Physical Science / Mathematics
Mentor Exempted Village School District
Where I've Been
born in Ipswich, Massachusetts which is just
outside Boston. I moved to East,
Cleveland when I was 5, and I went to kindergarten there. We then moved to Cleveland
Heights and I went to Nobel elementary,
Monticello Junior High and Cleveland Heights High. I graduated from high
school in June of 1977 and attended Westminster College where I majored
in Chemistry. I graduated in May 1981 and immediately started working for
Avery Dennison in Painesville, Ohio. During my time
as a research chemist I received a Technical Directors Award for Significant
Product Innovation and Creativity. I also received two US Patents for
chemical formulations that I helped develop. After 15 years, I enrolled in
the teacher internship program at John Carroll University. I completed my
student teaching at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. I began working
at Mentor High School in August of
My Life as an Educator
I am a
highly qualified teacher certified in Chemistry and Mathematics. Currently I
am teaching Chemistry and Physical Science Interactions - which is a semester
of Chemistry and a semester of Physics. During eight years at Mentor High School I have taught the
following classes: Chemistry, Physical Science, Life Science, Algebra I, Algebra
II, Geometry, Algebra/Geometry Interactions II, Summer School Math 7/8 and
Summer School Algebra I.
When I'm Not Working...
I am a
single Mom with two teenage children. My son, Larry, is a freshman at Hiram College. My daughter,
Abby, is a senior in Chardon High School. We have with two
dogs, Tiki (a West Highland Terrier) and Huey (a
yellow lab). We also have several rabbits and we raise ducks in the
summer. I like scrap booking and stamping and I love science fiction
and fantasy (dragons, unicorns, castles, etc).
Web Sites I Like
- Chemistry has links to other sites
all on the topic of chemistry.
- At Creative Chemistry you will lots of fun
activities to help you understand chemistry better.
- At Web Elements you will find information
on the Periodic Table and all of the elements.
- The Chemistry Tutor can help with your
problems in Chemistry.
- The Student Zone has lots of information
for students that can help them answer questions and find information on
many topics, not just science.
This is a personal homepage and
doesn't represent the opinions of my school. Last updated on August 3, 2005.