I love learning and helping others learn. I enjoy taking long walks in the woods and finding and collecting interesting things. Sometimes what I collect are photographs. I make things out of wood, love to travel, and listen to music all the time. I especially love chocolate eclairs and tea.
I began work as an elementary teacher at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. I founded the LS science lab in 1990, and taught PK-5th grade science classes for 6 years. I taught US science classes for two years before moving to Duke School, where I worked as a classroom teacher. I taught mostly 6th grade from 2000-2008. I returned to the Ravenscroft lower school science lab in 2008. Yep, that’s a much younger me in the picture!
I have been teaching science (and sometimes math) since 1989. Before that I enjoyed work as a Mass Spectrometrist , an analytical chemist, and especially as a prototype model-maker. While in college at NCSU, my seven cats and I built our own house. And, if you went back far enough in time, you’d find baby Patrick in Paris for the first year of his life. Je suis Parisienne!