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As a High School Chemistry teacher since 1972 and a College Chemistry teacher since 1977, I have come to really appreciate the following quotation from Richard Feynman (Nobel Prize Winner in Physics):

"Once in Hawaii I was taken to see a Buddhist temple. In the temple a man said. 'I am going to tell you something that you will never forget.' And then he said, 'To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell.'

And so it is with science. In a way it is a key to the gates of heaven, and the same key opens the gates of hell, and we do not have any instructions as to which is which gate. Shall we throw away the key and never have a way to enter the gates of heaven? Or shall we struggle with the problem of which is the best way to use the key?"

I hope to help my students acquire the knowledge they need but also to help them to learn to use this knowledge in an ethical and moral manner.

And finally, I would like my students to come to appreciate this Chinese Proverb:

"Teachers open doors, but you must enter by yourself."

Understanding this quote, will help them realize that
it is their life and they are responsible for what they make of it.

Their family has given them the foundation, their teachers provided guidance and suggestions, but as individuals each is responsible for what they choose to do. I hope that they each will make the best choice!
BAEd Arizona State University - Chemistry
MAEd University of Arizona

Teaching Experience
High School Courses
AP Chemistry
IB Chemistry-HL & SL
IB Physics-SL
Advanced Chemistry
Intro. Physical Science (IPS)
Earth Science
General Math
BASIC Computer Programming

Community College Courses
CHM 130 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHM 140 Intro. to Organic Chemistry
CHM 151/152 General College Chemistry
PHY 101/102 Technical Physics

University Courses
CHM 241a/b Honors Organic Chem. Lab.
TTE 338-H Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science
CHM 533 Chemistry Demonstrations
CHM 690 Technology-Based Chemistry Teachers Workshop
STCH 310 Adolescent Development and Teaching Science & Mathematics

1995, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Who's Who in Education - Nominated by former students
1988 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching - National
1987 & 1988 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching  -  State - Certificate of Merit
1984 Search for Excellence in Science Education (SESE) National Exemplar - Chemistry
1984 Arizona SESE Award - Chemistry
1983 Arizona School Board Association Golden Bell Award, Grades 9-12 Runner-up