My road in life has been direct.
Both of my parents were teachers.
I enjoyed hearing their stories and watching them build lessons.
I then had a great Environmental Science teacher in high school and he opened my eyes to science.
When I headed off to college I enrolled in as many different science classes as I could.
I found out that I really enjoyed sharing my science knowledge with friends.
So, I decided why not have a job that allows me to share my knowledge.
And figured, hey, why not be a science teacher...?


High School Science Teacher

I am a high school science teacher.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I actually don't have a typical day. I work with teenagers after all! Most people see the "on stage" work a teacher does, but it's the "behind the scenes" work that most don't understand and that takes the most time. I am regularly checking science websites for new and exciting articles that relate to class topics. I find bookwork boring. I am also sure to watch TV for any shows or clips (The Daily Show is great for clips) that I can use to introduce new ideas or make topics more life-like.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Realize you're not going to save the world but you might get a few kids each year to turn their life in a better direction.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

""You should be something better than a teacher because you're too intelligent to be just a teacher.""