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       Ms. Maria MetcalfHiking in Alaska
     
     
    Contact Information
     
    Phone Number
    352-394-9600 Ext.5184
     
    Email
    Office Hours
    11:00-11:50 am
    *by appointment
     
    Courses
         Earth Space Science
         Environmental Science
         AVID I
         AVID II
         SGA Class

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Teacher Biography
     
    Welcome Hawks!
     
    I graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Environmental Science and a certification in Education before returning to my hometown of Clermont. Once back I taught at East Ridge High school for 3.5 years and Mount Dora Middle School for 1 year before finding myself at Lake Minneola High. During those years I went back to school and recently completed my Masters in Sociology with an Applied Track in Domestic Violence. I am exciting about the upcoming 2015-2016 school year and all of the opportunities that await us!
     
    Lake Minneola High School - Where Learning Has No Limits!!
     

    Celebratory Best Practice
     
     Every student gets the same level of high expectation from me because every student is capable when effort is put forth. When they reach that expectation, no matter how long it took, CELEBRATION TIME! The class cheers! Claps! Gifts! And phone calls home! The student needs to know with effort comes great reward.
     

    Instructional Best Practice
     
    The students always compliment me on my simplified powerpoints and lectures. I strive to break down the chapter into its simplest form without losing the essence of the material. This cuts out all the extra information so that every student can understand the core of the content, no matter their level of current knowledge. Science doesn't need to be complicated. It should fascinate, not confuse!!!

     Inspirational Quote
     
    "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
    II Corinthians 4:8-9