Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Prairie View High School!
I will be teaching biology at PVHS. This year will be my 7th year teaching science. I recently moved from Florida to Colorado to spend more time with my family and in the vast outdoors of the West.
I'm originally from Jacksonville, Florida where I spend most of my life living close to the beach and enjoying summer year-round. While attending college, I worked on a boat-based photo identification research project of Bottlenose Dolphins mother-calf pairs in the St. John's River. I also interned as a sting ray keeper at the Jacksonville Zoo where I was able to spend my day in the ray tank feeding and caring for these amazing animals.
Before I started teaching, I worked as a veterinarian technician in Germany and as well as Florida. In 2013, I began teaching science and earned my Florida Professional Educator's Certificate. I love being able to share my experiences from my previous work and my passion for science with students.
On a personal note, I met my husband while I was in high school (he was my foreign exchange student during my senior year). The experience of meeting someone from another country, learning a second language, and traveling has steered me towards a passion for student study abroad programs. I believe that by allowing students to travel the world, they will become more well-rounded global citizens. In June of 2016, I led a study abroad trip for students to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. This past summer I lead a PVHS group to the Galapagos Islands in June and a PVHS group to Italy & Germany in Jul. I enjoy taking students on overseas trips, and I'm looking forward to more trips in the future.
Some of my personal hobbies include traveling, hiking, painting, scuba diving, spending time with my husband Nikolaj & my English bulldog Agnes, traveling, and video games.
All class materials can be found on our Google Classroom pages.
Biology Google Classroom Code:
Class period 1: vyx5rq5
Class period 3: 2np6fz
Class period 4a: kbyen9y
Project Lead the Way - Principles of Biomedical Sciences Google Classroom Code:
Class period 4b: 77it6xy
Class period 7: ywr2u9
Interested in travel & adventure?
Ask me about our school's involvement in educational tours.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad