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 see all the new 6th grade Bush Bulldog's in 2020, and for my 2nd year as a 6th grade science teacher here at Barbara Bush Middle School and for my 13th year of teaching science. As a middle school science teacher, I have spent my days pushing students toward higher-level thinking, and setting high expectations for their success. By integrating critical thinking activities into our daily work, students are able to achieve success. Through the use of hands on and virtual lab activities, demonstrations, science readings both fiction and non fiction, note taking and games together, we as a class collaborate to break down and understand the key concepts surrounding science. My focus of attention is standards-based lesson and assessment development, looking carefully at objectives and assuring that they match the expected outcome.
Between 2017 and 2019, I took a break from being a middle school science teacher and devoted 2 years as a Science Instructional Coach in NEISD with K-5, to build my understanding of what the students were learning prior to entering my classroom in 6th grade. During this time I provided 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 new found 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 working with all of the bulldogs.
6th Grade Science, Tutoring & AIM Schedule
Period 1 Science Co-Teach 8:30 - 9:45
Period 3 Science 9:40 - 10:45
Period 5 Science Co-Teach 11:35 - 12:40
Period 7 Science 12:45 - 1:50
Period 2 Science 8:30 - 9:45
Period 4 Conference/Lesson Planning 9:40 - 10:45
Period 6 AIM 6th Grade 11:35 - 12:40
Period 8 Science 12:45 - 1:50
Tutoring B Days 2:00 - 3:00 codes for virtual tutoring in Google Classrooms.