I am the STEM teacher at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy in Meridian, Idaho. I began my teaching career in California in 1997, and has spent the past 14 years teaching in the West Ada district in 8th grade Physical Science, and the past six years as a K-5 STEM Specialist. I have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science and was also selected as a Michelson Exxon Mobil Teacher. In addition, I help with the after-school BMSA Coding Club and Student Technology Team. It's a dream position teaching kindergarten through fifth grade students in a lab setting, where I can engage students in real world problems through inquiry-based activities and project-based learning.