This is my fifth year at Chaparral Middle School, 19th year as a science teacher, and 27th year as a teacher overall. I am very happy to be here and count myself as fortunate to be part of an excellent core of teachers and an experienced, professional staff. I am a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, and received my Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Azusa Pacific University in 1998. When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, church, and in the Great Outdoors! I like to spend time backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering, and enjoy being far away from civilization as much as possible. I am committed to helping your student become a scientifically literate world citizen, knowledgable in how science plays part in world systems, affairs, and politics.