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Jessica Irons » Science is Awesome!

Science is Awesome!

My teaching talents started at a young age (while in the first grade, I forced my pre-K younger brother to learn to write his letters) and bloomed a bit more while enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University. Go Cowboys! I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and Education.

 

After HSU, I made a few twists and turns by serving as a Children’s Minister, where I learned the value of leading kids to be better humans. I worked for an insurance firm in sales and as an office manager and experienced how great it is to help someone whose home was destroyed in a fire or car destroyed in an accident. Most recently, I worked as a chemist for an oilfield chemical company. These fine places introduced me to new people and big ideas that helped shape who I am today.

 

This will be my 10th year to teach science. My goal as a teacher is to help students become better human beings by becoming better thinkers, better question-askers, and better scientists.

 

But I am not limited to only teaching science, I won the spirit stick for “Most Spirited Mascot” at cheer camp in high school. GO TIGERS!!!I like to do all things outdoors- camping, hiking, swimming. I love to drink coffee and do crafts with my friends! I volunteer as a kindergarten small group leader at my church. I have a grown son, a 5th grade red-headed daughter, and a 2nd grade son (the younger two are attending Compass for the second year).

 

I am so excited to share my passion for science with these kids!!