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I am eager to bring secondary science students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education experience coupled with nearly a twenty year practical background in engineering and management. I hold a Ph.D. in Education, a dual Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Risk Management, and a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Biology.
I am subject certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Education, Middle Level Mathematics, and Middle Level Science. I served on the committees that wrote the Educational Standards for Science and Technology, and Environment and Ecology for Pennsylvania. Most recently, I worked with the committees that wrote the Keystone Examinations in Chemistry and Biology.
I have successfully taught a wide variety of science and math classes in both the Urban Public and Private School setting with courses ranging from AP Chemistry and Environmental Science to Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. I am dedicated, passionate and supportive of STEM education and the accomplishments of my students; believing that we all are capable of learning.
I hold a BA in Biology and Chemistry. I have worked as a consultant for 25 years to a variety of industries, including Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Genetics. While teaching in Philadelphia, I worked on several committed in Harrisburg in the development of the Keystone Examinations in Biology and Chemistry as well as with several STEM Educational Groups.
I have successfully taught a number of science and Mathematics courses and worked with the Pennsylvania Governors Schools for Environment and Ecology, helping to develop the State-wide standards and text, approved for high school level Environmental and Ecology Courses.
General Chemistry, including:
1. Matter, Energy, and Change
2. Measurement and Problem Solving
3. Atoms, The Building Blocks of Matter
4. Arrangements of Electrons in Atoms
5. Periodic Law
6. Chemical Bonding
7. Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds
8. Chemical Equations and Reactions
10. Representative Gases
11. Physical Characteristics of Gases
12. Molecular Composition of Gases
13. Liquids and Solids
15. Ions in Aqueous Solutions
16. Acids and Bases
17. Acid and Base Reactions and pH
18. Reaction Energy and Reaction Kinetics
19. Chemical Equilibrium
20. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
21. Carbon and Hydrocarbons
22. Substituted Hydrocarbons
24. The Metals of Group 1 and 2
25. The Transition Metals
26. Aluminum and Metalloids
27. Sulfur and Its Compounds
28. The Halogens
29. Nuclear Chemistry
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