Dr. Charlene Stone

Phone: 520-696-5626

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Degrees and Certifications:

Indiana State University, B.S. in Biology Northwestern University, Ph.D. in Neurobiology

Dr. Charlene Stone

Welcome to my science classroom.  I teach Biology for freshmen and Anatomy & Physiology for juniors and seniors.  I enjoy teaching freshmen and watching them mature so much over the school year.  I like teaching A & P because most of my students are interested in a medical related career , so they are motivated and engaged.   I was attracted to teaching because I am a people person and feel that I relate well to teenagers.  My background in neurobiology and psychology gives me a good understanding of the teenage brain and how teens learn.  I constantly use this background to make my teaching effective. 

 

Core Educational Belief

My priority is establishing a relationship with each of my students.  I try to talk with every student every day.  I make it very, very clear that I like each student and understand their strengths and weaknesses.  I've seen so many students turn around their behavior and improve their grade when they know that we have a positive relationship.  I try to create a team atmosphere in the classroom, where we are all working toward a clear goal.  I want students to feel comfortable asking questions and offering answers during group discussions. 

 

Prior Experience

Sierra Vista, Buena High School      

Chemistry, AP Chemistry   2002-2004

 

Emoryville, Emoryville High School     

Biology, Health  1998-2001

 

Professional Accomplishments

Walmart Teacher of the Year 2005

U of A/Circle K Teacher of the Year finalist 2010

National Park Service Teacher-Ranger 

2005-2014