I am currently a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful kids. I am also pursuing a M.Ed. in secondary education at Marymount University. My career goal is to teach seventh grade Life Science or Environmental Science once my children are both in school. I earned a B.A in biology from the University of Virginia in 2002. My areas of interest are ecology and physical geography. I hope to return to UVA in order to pursue a M.A. in environmental science with a specialization in ecology in the future. My previous teaching experiences include working with preschool students for two years, my on-site field experiences at Poe Middle School, and tutoring elementary school children.The following Wordle was created using text from a paper I wrote on my philosophy of education and is a good representation of my views on life and education.