I want students to develop systematic, step-by-step thinking processes for addressing complex problems. Much like a piece of music or a dance, a chemistry or physics problem is often composed of many interrelated, small details. The details can be learned separately, but then they must be integrated correctly, and that takes a set of learnable skills.
Students are inspired when they feel challenged but also supported. I use lots of positive encouragement, and emphasize the role of determination in success.
- Helping to bring the arts magnet program to Reynolds High School, an event that was transformative to the school.
- Getting hired at UNCSA.
- Being elected as the chairperson of the Reynolds School Improvement Team
- Being chosen as a district curriculum leader for physical science
- As a coach, helping to lead my teams to 8 conference, 3 regional, and 1 state championship.
- Still to be written over the next 15 years here at UNCSA!