I have taught for 27 years for the City of Virginia Beach City Public Schools- mostly at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have taught many science courses but mainly teach in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program teaching IB biology. I also teach Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow which allows me to share my love of teaching with future teachers. I am passionate about getting students involved in service learning and do so often through my work while teaching spin classes at One Life Gym. I want my students to fall in love with learning and become lifelong learners with an appreciation of both mental and physical health. I will continue to strive to develop an appreciation of Earth's resources and the drive for the love of all diverse populations by promoting stewardship for all humanity.
The Educator of the Year Awards are presented annually to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees model best practices in teaching or administration inside and outside of the classroom, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education. Any high school educator has the opportunity to apply.