I am a part-time adjunct professor here at Valencia College. I teach meteorology and earth science.
My normal day job is teaching science in at a public school. I have been a teacher since 2000.
Prior to teaching I earned my bachelors and masters degrees in Meteorology from Florida State. I was a graduate research assistant at Florida State. My research focus was on satellite remote sensing. I was able to publish two papers on my research.
In 2004 I earned my masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. In 2007 I earned my National Board Certification for Science.
My main hobby outside of teaching is (you should guess it) meteorology. I spend time every day looking at weather information--weather maps, satellite pictures, radar images, observations, and weather model data. I always try to keep up to date with what is going with the weather.
I am very active with my local chapter of the American Meteorological Society. I am the recording secretary and I also organize the chapter's workshops for science teachers. We have meetings every month with a guest speaker who presents a topic in meteorology. I have been able to make many connections with local meteorologists
in my community. I am also a certified storm spotter for the National Weather Service.
I also like to workout by running and lifting weights. I have run marathons and half marathons in the past.
My family and I like to go on cruises every summer to the Caribbean. Cruising is another interest of mine and I really enjoy it.
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Office phone: You can call my Google voicemail (208) 615-4928 and leave a message. I will call you back from a blocked number.
Office Hours: I work full time Monday-Friday and I also teach on Tuesday nights. The best times to try and reach or expect me to return a phone call is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening between 5 & 9 p.m. as well as on Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. And 9 p.m. I am not available at night after 9 p.m. because I like to sleep.