Sixth Grade LEAP

Wednesdays from 12:50-1:43

Curriculum from The Center for Gifted Education at William Mary : "Acid, Acid Everywhere" is a problem based  learning experience that presents the structure of systems through chemistry, ecological habitats, and transportation.  This unit poses an ill-structured problem that leads students into a interdisciplinary inquiry about the structure and interaction of several systems, centering around the study of acid spill on a local highway.

Seventh Grade LEAP

Wednesdays from 12:00-12:50

Curriculum from The Center for Gifted Education from William and Mary: "No Quick Fix" uses systems as the fundamental concept to help students understand cell and tuberculosis biology.  In a series of widening concentric circles, students learn that the cells are elements in larger systems, such as the immune systems and the even larger system of the human body.  Students also interact with the human social systems: health care and public education.  Students take a on the role of physician and begin to search for the cause and resolution of the problem.  While unraveling the interaction among various systems, students can appreciate the complexities of staying healthy in the modern world.


This is my 16th year teaching, yet my  3rd year teaching at BSCS.  I have taught both elementary and middle school science in Missouri, Florida and now South Carolina.  I completed my undergraduate degree at Saint Louis University.  My family and I have been in Charleston since 2011.

"You are braver that you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter that you think." - Christopher Robin