Math and Science in Room 7

  • Supplies needed for Algebra (8.5):

    * Composition book

    * Tape (2 rolls)

    * Pencils

    * Correcting pen (any color is fine)

    * Scientific calculator (not a graphing one)

    * Highlighter

    * Glue sticks

    * Binder paper

    * Graph paper

    * Ruler

    * Scissors



    Supplies needed for 8th Grade Integrated Science

    *Composition book

    *Glue sticks


    *Correcting pen (any color)



    *Colored pencils or markers


    A Little Bit About Me:

    Hello!  I am so excited to teach not only Algebra this year but Science as well.  I grew up in Ventura, California and attended UC San Diego for my undergrad.  Science and math have always been my love. Being a dual citizen with Switzerland, I have always had a passion for traveling.  I have been to 35 of the 50 U.S. states and over a dozen countries.

    When I'm not busy working, I enjoy hanging out with my four kids. My oldest son, Soren, will be a senior this year at Ponderosa and I'm already trying to prepare myself that this time next year he will be off to college. We are a big sports household- I love college basketball, NFL football, and watching soccer. I grew up running track and cross-country and still try to squeeze in runs as much as possible.  My son Soren plays competitive soccer, my daughter Meta plays rugby, my step-son Cole plays water polo, and my step-son Carson runs track. In addition to my four human children I also have three fur children- we have two dogs, Bernie and Tuesday, and a sassy cat named Daisy. 

    I grew up playing the piano but am now wanting to learn to play the violin.  I feel it's always good to keep your mind fresh and learn something new!  To unwind, I love to cook.  Following recipes are not my thing; I enjoy the more creative side of cooking.  Who knows, maybe I'll make something for the class sometime!

    I am really looking forward to getting to know you this year too.