Angela’s Big Idea: Angela’s classroom has analyzed water quality by collecting macroinvertebrates, demarcated a forest plot with a District Forester and monitored that plot for forest health and tree diversity. Recently, Angela has introduced an aquaponics component to her lesson plans by creating a working ecosystem right in the classroom.
Interesting Facts: “I teach 7th grade Life Science in Gorham, Maine, which is about 10 miles west of Portland. Before I was a teacher I was a biologist. I grew up in Oshkosh, WI. I earned my BS in Marine Biology from UNCW and a MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UCONN. I spent a few years as a biologist in Florida. I never planned on being a teacher. Starting a family and moving north changed my perspective and when I became a teacher I realized that teaching is where I should be, and what I was meant to do. I am currently in my 16th year.”