My name is Emily Mead and this is my first year teaching Chemistry here at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy! I am overcome with honor that I have the opportunity to grow in my teaching this year and am so excited to be a part of this amazing community.
I was born and raised in LA and I am a huge fan of the Dodgers (also a Denver Broncos fan by marriage)! I received my Bachelors in Chemistry from San Diego State University and currently am working on my Masters in Teaching from Sacramento State University. I also recently got married and am loving the newlywed life. My husband is currently finishing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and I am his biggest fan. You can find us outside almost always snowboarding, backpacking, or out on a lake somewhere.
What to expect from my class:
As we face distance learning starting this school year, it is my hope that we can cultivate an inclusive, supportive, and engaging classroom environment. I strongly believe in the power of education and that it should be centered around the student. I have a passion for inclusive education, believing that ALL students have a right and to learn in the general education classroom setting. I believe in emphasizing student’s strengths and cultivating an environment for growth.
Throughout the year students will practice inquiry-based learning through the discovery and investigation of phenomena. We are going to develop and utilize laboratory skills, math, and vocabulary. We are going to learn as a group process through the practice of collaboration. It is my philosophy that everyone should be continuous learners throughout life and will emphasize to my class that I am in the process of discovery with them. I encourage students to come to me if they need additional help or assistance. I am more than happy to provide accommodations and will be flexible in doing so.
I am so excited for this school year and cannot wait to work with you!