I joined the LTS community three years ago when I transitioned back to full-time high school science teaching. I started my teaching career in 1995 after completing a Master’s Degree in Secondary Chemistry Education from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. My bachelor’s degree is in Chemistry from Bloomsburg University. After teaching for five years in Pennsylvania, I married my husband Dan and we were both hired as science teachers in southeastern Vermont. We lived in Putney, VT and I taught for a year in Wilmington, VT. After a rough winter of commuting over snowy mountains, we moved to Arlington and were both hired at Mt. Anthony Union High School in the science department. I taught at Mt. Anthony for six years and during that time I had my two wonderful daughters, Laura (11) and Mara (8). In 2006, I decided to go back to school full-time to pursue a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education, which I completed in 2011 from the University at Albany. I spent two years teaching at the college level in the education department, both at the University at Albany and Castleton State University. I found myself missing the energy of the high school setting and set out to locate a position in a school with a progressive teaching philosophy, which is what I have found at LTS. I have enjoyed my three years here so far and look forward to continuing to grow as an educator here in the future!