All About Me
I am thrilled to be teaching at Rancho del Mar. This is my third year as part of this wonderful staff. Previously I taught Chemistry and Biology at Lynwood High School. I completed my AS in biology at El Camino College, my BS in psychobiology at UCLA and my teaching credential at CSUDH.
All About the Science Requirements and Offerings
Students need one year of physical science (Applied Physical Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics) and one year of life science (Biology, Life Science, or Anatomy & Physiology) to graduate from high school. Many colleges, however, are looking to see three years of laboratory science.
I also offer three elective courses: Psychology, Health, and Survival of the Singles (SOS). Psychology covers the basics of research methods, the structures, functions and development of the brain, sensations and perceptions, learning, cognition, and mental disorders. Health encourages students to engage in healthy lifestyle habits to promote both physical and mental wellness through the topics of coping with stress, healthy decision making, promotion of positive self-esteem, disease awareness, prevention of drug and alcohol use and sex education. SOS covers important 21st century life skills including database searches, Word processing, PowerPoint presentations, responsible digital citizenship, applying for a job, searching for an apartment, banking, budgeting, paying off loans, and paying taxes.
If you have any questions about what the different courses entail, or pathways to careers in the field of science, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to making science more approachable and engaging for all types of learners.