I have been a science teacher at Saint Isabella School since 2004. It has been a very rewarding teaching experience to work in the Saint Isabella community. I’ve also worked as a Science Specialist at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center in Tiburon and at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. As a science teacher I believe in hands-on and experiential learning and I hope my science classes inspire a lifelong interest in learning.
The science curriculum is designed to promote an understanding of nature and an appreciation of its methods and mysteries. The program prepares each student for the future by providing opportunities to investigate, explore and evaluate the world. In grades Kindergarten through grade five all three strands (Earth, Physical and Life) are studied. Each year new aspects of Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science are addressed.
There are several field trips for the K-6 students to compliment the curriculum. The 5th grade goes to Outdoor Ed at Alliance Redwoods for a four-day three-night program. The fourth grade does a special unit on the Bay and then takes a trip to the Richardson Bay Audubon Center in Tiburon. The third graders take a field trip to the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39. The 3rd grade also goes to the Miwok Museum in Novato where one emphasis is on native plant study. The second grade goes to do a garden study at the Marin Art and Garden Center. The first grade goes on field trips to China Camp State Park (with Wildcare) and the California Academy of Science in San Francisco.