Phone: 356-0900 (The main ISA number)
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Biology from Trinity University M.A.T. from Trinity University
Mrs. Betsy Landry
After realizing, that was not the career for me, I returned to Trinity and recieved my Master of Arts in Teaching. I began teaching at Lee. I joined the initial team of teachers to found ISA. I have been committed to ISA since then. I have taught Biology I, Chemistry I, AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Neurobiology, and AP Environmental Science in my teaching career. I have mentored Trinity interns and new teachers. I have attended numerous AP Summer Institute. I enjoy teaching students scientific thinking and doing experiments.
My life outside of school is filled with my family. My husband Jeff, and three daughters, Kristin, Erin and Sarah.
Hello and welcome to some Advanced Science courses!
My name is Addie Embry. I am a native Texan and happy to call San Antonio my forever home. As you can tell from the “Dr.” in front of my name and my age, I’m a little bit of a different sort of ISA student teaching intern.
I grew up in San Angelo, TX and went to San Angelo Central High School where I had some amazing science teachers. I developed a desire to study genetics and attended Texas A&M in College Station for undergrad where I graduated with a B.S. in Genetics. After college, I worked in a research lab in Houston, TX and from there decided to go to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Microbiology. I was (and still am) really into pathogens, especially viruses. I ended up working on my doctorate in a poxvirus lab at UTHSCSA here in San Antonio and earned my Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2011. From there, I worked as a research scientist in several different places and on several different projects. I have worked on projects in vaccine immunology, virus morphogenesis, kidney disease, cancer immunotherapies, and pre-mRNA splicing, and have published several papers along the way.
My last research stop was at Trinity University where I studied RNA. At Trinity, I discovered a love of teaching through working in the lab with undergraduate student researchers and teaching Biology labs. Last year, I decided to join the Trinity Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) program to really learn how to teach. I love working with high school and college students! I hope that my love of science is infectious and that you learn and have fun in the AP courses you are taking this year with Mrs. Landry and me.
I currently live with my husband and fur family in San Antonio. We are the proud owners of one dog (Marley) and three cats (Leif, Ziffy, and Isis (aka Pickle)). I am happy to show you pictures if you’d like to see them.
See you in class!
I believe students are capable of higher level thinking and planning this is a daily activity. Students deserve a chance to work on challenging materials and labs and I want to encourage students to challenge themselves. I believe in making class fun and engaging for the students. I try to plan so that every student has an opportunity to learn in their preferred manner. I think discussions, both small and large groups can lead to impactful learning. I want students who can think and analyze data as scientists. Who will be productive and active community members.
Monday Wednesday Friday
1st Period (10:00-10:50) AP Environmental Science
2nd Period (11:10-12:10) AP Environmental Science
3rd Period (1:15-2:15) Conference
4th Period (2:25-3:25) AP Environmental Science
5th Period (10:00-11:30) AP Biology
6th Period (11:35-1:05) AP Environmental Science
7th Period (1:55-3:25) AP Biology