Tricia Kearns

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What is your education background and experience?

I am a third generation teacher. My grandmother taught first grade until she was 70 years old. My mother recently retired at age 70 (there's a trend forming) from teaching elementary art. My father also spent part of his career as a driver's ed instructor and industrial arts teacher. I wonder if age 70 will be my age for retirement too! That's a long way off!

1992-B.A. in Biology -Cum Laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin

Undergraduate Thesis:  Comparative patterns of growth and development with regard to nesting ecology in Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

2001-M.S.ED-Science Education from National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois

Graduate Thesis-Three approaches to teaching high school science with the World Wide Web and Internet : a case study at Glenbrook South, Naperville North and New Trier

1992-1995 Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL 

  • Biology

  • Honors Biology

  • General Science

  • Experimental Methods in Physics and Chemistry

  • Girls Track Coach-Distance Squad

  • Girls JV Tennis Coach

  • Students Against Drugs faculty sponsor

  • Class of 1996 faculty sponsor

  • Summer Outdoor Science Adventures Course Director

1995-1999 Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL

  • Biology

  • Integrated Lab Science

  • Boys and Girls Track Coach- Shot Put and Discus

2011-Current Webber Middle School, Fort Collins, CO

  • 8th Grade Science (2011-2015)

  • 6th Grade Science (2011-current)

  • 7th Grade Health (2015-current)

  • Skills for Life (Environmental Responsibility & Animal Science)  (2013-current)

  • Girls and Boys-Varsity Head Tennis Coach (2011-2017)

  • Solar Car Competition Coach (2018-current)

  • Dungeons and Dragons & Table Top Games (2019-1st Semester) Club Sponsor

There is so much to see and do in this world and never enough time to explore it all! In my free time, I mostly enjoy spending time with my family, reading, working on my genealogy page with ancestry.com and traveling. When time allows, I really enjoy volunteering with the City of Fort Collins as a Master Naturalist. Locally, I love the challenge of playing my flute and piccolo with the PVH/UCH Health and Wellness Orchestra in Fort Collins. Finally, my all-time favorite activities revolve around spending time outside exploring natural areas, camping, horseback riding, canoeing or simply hanging out near water. 

  • 8th Grade Science

  • 6th Grade Science

  • 7th Grade Health

  • 6th Grade Skills for Life-Environmental Responsibility or Animal Science