Webber Middle School

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Mrs. Tricia Kearns

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About Me
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!

Education Background

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


Teaching Experience

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
  • 6th Grade Science
  • 7th Grade Health
  • Skills for Life
  • Girls and Boys-Varsity Head Tennis Coach
What are your favorite hobbies or interests outside of school?: 

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. 

My Classroom
Courses Taught: 
  • 8th Grade Science
  • 6th Grade Science
  • 7th Grade Health
  • 6th Grade Skills for Life-Environmental Responsibility