Monta Vista High School
Chemistry and Physics
Why Chemistry and Physics
“Chemistry has always been my favorite subject. To me it seemed to hold all the answers to how life works. I remember learning how beta-carotene reacts to form vitamin A and thinking this was just the coolest. These exciting, interesting facts led me to pursue chemistry as a major in college. Then I enrolled in a physical science education teacher preparation program and found that physics presented many unique opportunities to teach about the process of science. This led to me being passionate about teaching both physical science subjects in a way that students can construct and test their own ideas.”
While at Rutgers University, Emily worked as an AVID tutor for one year and an Aresty Peer Instructor for two years. She also worked as a substitute teacher at both Point Pleasant Borough High School and East Brunswick High School for two years.
Additionally, Emily worked as a teaching assistant for an Introduction to Experimentation chemistry class at Rutgers for one semester and taught Physics for the Sciences as a part time lecturer for three semesters.
Emily began teaching at Monta Vista High School during the 2016–2017 school year.
Emily enjoys crocheting, especially hats.
- Rutgers University (Master of Education in Science Education)
- Rutgers University (Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry)