Good Day All !
In short order- I am an experienced science teacher at Naperville North High School (Naperville, IL) and I am a active supporter of inquirey based science- I have been teaching for 13 years and for each of those years I have endeavored to learn as much from our students as I hopefully have taught them- I believe in the Eternal Verities as described by a master teacher (and friend of mine) James Effinger- One of the most compelling of these -- 'Questions Are Often More Important Than Answers.'
After an engaging experience last summer working with Dr. Shannon Hackett; Researcher Erica Zahnle; Dr. Kevin Feldheim and the Education Dept. I realized that I had to do whatever I could to spend more time at The Field Museum -- Luckily I was considered and accepted to begin work with the DNA Residency Program at the Pritzker Laboratory located within The Field Museum- YEA!! Anyhoo- Not only do I get to experience the incredible opportunity of authentic research but I get to bring back so much of what I learn to the students and faculty that at my high-school. And to that end I will answer the question that most people ask me- An answer which was inspired by a wonderful teacher who inspired me in my first years of teaching (and continues to do so today-
So when people ask- 'What do you teach?'
My answer always is- 'I teach students.'