About Me

Aloha and welcome to Science Island Education! The purpose of this website is to feature┬ásome of the lessons and resources I’ve created over the last 20 years and to talk about science curriculum, instruction, and other ideas that might be helpful to teachers and homeschool families.

One of the important parts of my mission statement is that I want to “encourage teachers”. To me, that means anything I can do to make your day-to-day life a little easier. My biggest hope is that my resources and ideas will support your work and alleviate some of the doubts, time-pressure, and stress associated with being a great teacher.

My teaching experience includes Biology at every level including Advanced Placement, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Physical Science, Earth Science and Ecology to students in grades 9-12. I have also served as a mentor teacher to five student teachers.

You will see a lot of references to Hawaii on this blog and in my Science Island store on Teachers Pay Teachers because I lived and taught school there for 14 years. Hawaii is a very special place and my husband and I consider our time there as one of the greatest blessings in our lives. We also brought two special blessings back to the mainland with us – our daughter and son!

I LOVE science, especially life science. Actually, probably what I really love is life. To me, everything about nature and living things is like a huge arrow pointing to God. It almost feels like He’s saying, “Look what I made!” This is why Hawaii was so special to me. I saw God’s hand in everything there – the waves, stars, whales, turtles, mountains, waterfalls, volcanoes, flowers, and the list goes on and on.

So, that’s a little about me. I’d love to learn more about you, so I hope you’ll visit “The Island” often and leave comments or questions on some of my blog posts. You are also welcome to email me any time at: scienceisland2014@gmail.com.

Aloha & Happy Teaching!
Carla

B.S. Secondary Education: Biology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1988
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Chaminade University, Honolulu, 2004
National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adulthood Science since 2002

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