Mrs. Ferre's Bio: After four years as a 5th grade teacher I moved upstairs to become the 8th grade science teacher. This means I see the maturation of skills I introduced to many of our SkyView Hawks when they were in elementary school. This natural accountability has challenged me to enhance my science instruction with career-focused preparation, vocabulary-acquisition strategies, and experiential collaboration amongst student squads. I believe student-designed environments and student-selected demonstrations of learning foster the strongest intrinsic motivation. I like playing cards, board games, and time in the sun. My hobbies and my past careers in television news, corporate communications, website design, and telephony inspire the projects I encourage students to develop. Our classroom welcomes guests who are industry leaders and subject-matter experts. We love hearing from you, e-mail me to schedule. I have two of my own teenagers who have opened my eyes to how much love secondary students need. I look forward to partnering with you in the academic success and social and emotional growth of your scholars.