Greetings! Welcome to Mr. McNicholas' Science Class!
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Hello friends and families!
I am part of the sixth-grade science team here at our amazing school. This year, I am excited for you to join our Viking family as we embark on this middle school adventure together!. Go Vikings!
Before becoming a teacher, I worked in the education department at my local zoo and at an animal hospital. At the zoo, I was ecstatic about teaching students just like you about zoology, biology, nutrition, environmental science, and conservation. I adopted two wild ones of my own, my cats' names are Pinky and Pepper. They may not be as "fur-ocious" as tigers or lions, but sometimes I do question their genetic makeup. In my spare time, I enjoy biking, hiking, and trying new foods. One of my favorite hobbies is to go on road trips to places like the Blue Ridge Parkway to stargaze. I recently got a telescope and take it around to search for amazing objects in our sky. A few years ago, I was honored to work with the education specialists at the NASA Langley Research Center (this is where they filmed the movie 'Hidden Figures'). Here, I learned more about NASA STEM engagement within the classroom setting as I continue to serve as a NASA STEM Education Ambassador for the state of North Carolina.
I am really looking forward to being able to work with you all this year! Remember that we're in it together and I will be here to help you in any way that I can. Please feel free to reach out to me for any reason.