Hello! This is my 15th year teaching at Tomball High School! And what an interesting year this is going to be! I've taught here through Hurricanes Ike (2008) and Harvey (2017), through the 2016 Tax Day Flood and the Memorial Weekend Flood. But this pandemic has definitely been the most challenging! We survived through this past spring. And now we are ready to tackle the fall with awesome curriculum for both students in the classroom and students learning virtually. I am teaching both Face-to-Face (F2F) and virtually (Tomball Virtual School - TVS), for both courses that I teach. It will be challenging, but if we are all patient with each other, we'll learn a lot - about biology and about life.
This year I am teaching AP Biology and TAP Biology. I am looking forward to a truly productive school year. While science courses are tough, students gain a rewarding sense of accomplishment when they succeed. My hope is to guide each one of my students to a level of accomplishment that makes them feel proud. Students benefit from learning about life in the world around them. Knowing about the how life functions helps students become very productive citizens and will allow them to make informed decisions throughout their lives.
Just a little about my teaching qualifications...I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Masters in Agriculture from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and a PhD in Animal Science (Equine Exercise Physiology) from Texas A&M University. I taught at the university level for several years and was a tenured professor. Now I am enjoying teaching at the high school level!
Not only do I teach at THS, but my children attended THS. My oldest daughter graduated in 2017 and is a senior at TAMU,double-majoring in Wildlife & Fisheries and Poultry Science. My youngest daughter graduated in 2019 and is a sophomore at Texas State University, studying Music Performance-Viola. I am looking forward to a truly awesome 2020-2021 school year! Welcome to Tomball High School!