Vegas Golden Knights December 2021 Teacher of the Month

Future GoalsTM Program

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Vegas Golden Knights December 2021 Teacher of the Month

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Carolyn Avery


Bob Miller Middle School; Clark County School District

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

This is my 27th year and I currently teach 6th grade Science at Bob Miller MS. I have always had a passion for Science but it was always on the back burner. Science is a great subject to teach and learn from since there is always something happening in the world that deals with Science. It opens students minds to curiosity and questions about the world around them. I decided to become a teacher originally to help students find their passion for writing, but life changed when I was asked to go to Science. At that time the thrill of sharing life science with the students like dissecting, DNA, and the functions of the cells excited me! I grew up watching how insects and different species functioned. I love sharing those experiences and helping the students ask questions and find the answers to problems. Those learning looks and having them love science and wanting more keeps me going daily. I am a volunteer for Legacy Racing Association. I have helped with the planting of trees in the Wetlands park, participated in the suicide prevention rally and walk, and helped collect donations for veterens and children in need. I am married with three children. Twin daughters who are trying to make a difference in the world on their own and a son who is making his own path in high school. I am very happy that I chose teaching as my career, it has given me joy, excitement, and also the opportunity to keep growing and learning.

Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?

Jonathan Marchessault, like all others he supports his team, been there from the beginning and my husband met him once and said he was a very nice man.

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

I like the different levels of the program for the students and how they are learning/reviewing science words as they are playing/completing tasks. The STEM in hockey helps the students with problem solving and thinking as they interact with the hockey players/game to get the best outcome.

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

I would like to play defense because I would like to defend the goalie and move the team back to the other side.