Wisdom comes from education and experience that challenges an individual, and it is more important than ever for students to develop an understanding of science. Scientific literacy and thinking is essential since our lives depend on the applications of science, and we have responsibilities to make good choices for the future well-being of our world.
Learning is only possible when pushing beyond the comfort zone, so I encourage students to take that extra step (yes, that means work and effort!)
Learning how to think is the key to an interesting life and opportunity; the alternative is boredom, complacency, and being manipulated by others.
True understanding of the natural world leads to respect, humility and competence to act as informed citizens.
Education is life-long --- in school & outside, at every age. I enjoy creating ways for students to grow and learn, watching them learn how to think for themselves, and to learn how to learn independently.
Interests outside the classroom:
Scuba diving, kayaking, nature photography, gardening for food and beauty, sailing, reading history and science fiction, travel, beach-walking, collecting sand & shells, birding, enjoying the company of smart & interesting people.