Degrees and Certifications:
Educational Background AAS Criminal Justice Correctional Science, B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, M.Ed Educational Leadership, AA Anthropology, AAS Liberal Arts, currently working on AAS Environmental Science, one class away from graduation. I hold 36 credit hours in a variety of science related coursework, Certifications 4-8 Generalist 4-8 Science Composite
Mrs. Gina V. Gattavara Peterson M.Ed
I am so excited to say that I am a Bush Bulldog and new 6th grade science teacher at the campus. As a middle school science teacher, I spent my days pushing my students toward higher-level thinking. By integrating critical thinking activities into our daily work, students were able to achieve success. Through hands on lab activities, reading, note taking and presentations together, we would collaborate to understand the key concepts surrounding science. My focus of attention is standards-based lesson and assessment development, looking carefully at objectives and assuring that the lessons and assessments match the expected outcome. After 9 years of teaching, the opportunity arose to be a Science Coach for Regency Place Elementary, and I cannot express the level of excitement I had at the idea of sharing my love of science with the teachers and students I am working with.
As the Science Instructional Coach at the campus, my goals were to provide leadership and support to fellow Science teachers in meeting the expectations of the state standards and district goals. Through the presentation of professional development activities to campus teachers, encouraging them to examine and analyze each other’s' work and being readily available to assist them, together we built an ARMY of new science nerds. After 2 years in elementary I felt it was time to move back to middle school and to take with it my newfound knowledge of the needs of the outgoing fifth graders and incoming sixth graders in middle school.
Know that science is my passion and I wish to make it the passion in the hearts of all student that I work with. I live, eat, breathe and dream science. I believe that all students have the ability within them to be successful. Knowing this and believing in themselves, that is half the battle, and the other half is never underestimating what you are capable of achieving. This is going to be a great year and I look forward to being back in middle school and working with all of the bulldogs.
6th Grade Science Bell Schedule*
1st PERIOD(8:20-9:08)- CONFERENCE
2nd PERIOD(9:12-9:57)- SCIENCE
3RD PERIOD(10:03-10:46) SCIENCE
4TH PERIOD(11:24-12:08) SCIENCE
5TH PERIOD (12:13-12:58) SCIENCE
6TH PERIOD(1:02-1:58) SCIENCE
7TH PERIOD (2:03- 2:47) AIM
8TH PERIOD (2:51-3:25) SCIENCE
*My personal daily schedule may be adjusted, and will be announced shortly.
Volunteer Coaching Schedule**
MORNING COACHING SCHEDULE
**To be announced