1990 Bachelor of Science, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. 1996 Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana. I have been teaching the AP Biology course since the 2015-2016 academic year, prior to teaching at Lighthouse Christian Academy I taught at the college level for almost 20 years. I feel that it is important for students to understand biological concepts and how these biological concepts fit into the bigger picture of life and our biblical worldview. I want to actively engage the students in the process of science through online homework assignments, in class activities, videos, podcasts, and in class discussions. My favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, but I have been greatly encouraged by James 1:2-4 over the past several years. “Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.” I am wife to Greg and a mother of three beautiful children.