I grew up in the suburbs outside of Chicago. My passion for science began long before I can even remember. One thing I am thankful for was the wonderful science teachers that inspired me with hands on experiences that directed me to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Illinois State University. For many years I worked in the research field before deciding to get my teaching certification.
I have been married for over 30 years to Kevin Niemann and we have three sons. My “human” children are all grown up, but I do have a “fur” baby. My dog, Jarvis, is a soft-coated wheaten terrier with a big attitude. And just this summer we were blessed with a “new addition” to our family! My first Grandbaby was born in May!
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy traveling, gardening (trying to get my garden Pollinator Certified!), cooking, Sci-Fi TV and movies! I love science and the best part of my job as a teacher is sharing my excitement in learning new science ideas and concepts with our students. My goal is for our students to be science literate and understand the processes of science in today’s world.
1. Binder (1 ½ or 2 inch)
2. Dividers for Binder
3. Notebook paper
5. Highlighters (two colors)
6. Colored pencils or crayons ---diagrams/models will need to be colored.
8. Glue Sticks
9. Earbuds or headphones that are compatible with chromebooks (for in class use only)--- I do have some cheap pairs available for purchase if needed. $1
10. Face Mask---Needed For Lab Days as distancing is not possible.
11. * Safety Goggles --- We do supply these and sterilize them between classes but students are welcome to bring their own. They can be purchased at Dollar Tree for $1.
12. Calculator--- We do have some that can be borrowed during class.
AP Classes will also need: 1 Gallon of Distilled Water and 1 Roll of Paper Towels
*Highlighters, colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks, safety goggles and calculators are available for use in the classroom but it is the student’s responsibility to sanitize items BEFORE and AFTER use if they do not bring their own supplies.
*It is highly recommended that students try to have their own supplies.