Week 3: Casually Cool
What do you like to do for fun?
My idea of fun is exploring science with my family. Sometimes that means exploding barrels of ping pong balls or blowing up hydrogen balloons in the back yard. But it doesn’t always have to be extreme to be fun. Oftentimes, my daughter and I “experiment” in the kitchen with new recipes. Just adding new ingredients or tweaking a recipe can change the outcome drastically! It’s about trying new things and making mistakes! In addition, I spend a great deal of time at home working on my music! I love to writing, composing and producing math and science songs! My family and I then record videos and post them online for others to jam to! Music is a powerful tool that we can all relate to!
Week 2: Workplace Image
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is meeting my fans and seeing the smiles of children and parents who attend my live shows, watch my show on PBS Kids, or follow along with experiments I post to YouTube. I love what I do because it builds and fosters community and a love for learning! The world is an amazing place and it’s my job to help others be curious about this amazing world we all share! My goal is to make learning fun for everyone!
Week 1: First Impressions
What made you decide to pursue your current career or vocation? I am proud not being an ordinary educator! I have spent the last 16 years honing my skills to inspire and engage learners of all ages using video, music and live presentations. The first 15 of those years I spent in traditional educational roles: teacher, principal, HR director. Most recently, I made the decision to leave tradition behind and expand my work on the extraordinary side of education. Pursuing a career in education is important because learning is about creating meaningful experiences and connections with not only what we are learning, but the people we are learning with. Through powerful relationships, we can guarantee that the next generation of learners will always be our best.