Colorado Avalanche January 2023 Teacher of the Month
Tell us about yourself!
I have been teaching for 8 years, but this is my fourth year teaching 6th grade science! I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember! I always loved helping out my teachers and grading papers for them. I love being able to open new ideas to my students! I enjoy getting involved in my community by attending various events, like the Harvest Fest! Being able to interact with my students outside of the classroom is always a joy! When students have an idea that just clicks, there is nothing better! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, and exploring the Colorado outdoors!
Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?
Nathan Mackinnon because of his leadership skills and what he contributes to the team as a whole.
What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?
My favorite part of the Future Goals program is that students are able to see how subjects like math and science can be applied in the sports world. From topics like kinetic and potential energy at the puck drop, to how players train with their target heart rate zone, there are so many standards covered when utilizing the Future Goals program! I see STEM in the game of hockey often! As I mentioned, from hockey players training and reaching a target heart rate, observing different angles when players pass, and shoot, to designing a hockey stick with the right measurements to help players pass, and shoot to their best potential. The amount of STEM in hockey is constant and if you keep your eyes out for it, you will find it!
If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?
If I played hockey, the position I would play would be center because the center essentially dictates the play of the game on the offensive side and makes things happen! Centers see a vision for making a play happen, and when it comes to teaching, I feel as though I am a center. I can see a unit I am teaching, and set up the lessons based on the vision and goals I have for the students!