I am currently going into my 13th year in education. I graduated from UNH with my Bachelor of Science in general biology in 2009, and then in 2013 I graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Maine with my Masters of Science in Education. I started out at Pittsfield Middle High School in Pittsfield NH as a per diem substitute and science specialist, then went on to Henry Wilson Memorial School for a year as a 1:1 paraprofessional, before landing my dream job as a science teacher at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. I’m currently going into my 10th year there the first 7 of which I taught freshman physical science and the last 3 junior chemistry. This coming school year I’m looking forward to taking what I have learned from RETE a truly putting it forward as I teach a brand new course in biotechnology that was completely designed based off my experience. I’m looking forward to the change and all of the challenges ahead. This is my 3rd year participating in the RETE program. I have gained valuable experiences to help me intertwine the engineering processes into a high school chemistry course as well. I feel like we are all lifelong learners and I am constantly looking for way to improve my craft, and incorporate those “real world” experiences into my curriculum.