I teach Filmmaking and STEM, and I advise the Cool 2 Care group. The 2020-21 school year will be my 12th year teaching. Before teaching Film, I taught 8th Grade Science and STEM here at TMS and at Rocky Mountain Middle School (Heber, UT). I taught high school science and technology before that: Earth Science at Provo High School (Provo, UT); Biology, Earth Science, and Computer Tech at Daniels Academy (Heber, UT); and Chemistry and Earth Science at San Diego High School (San Diego, CA). I am thrilled to be teaching in Heber, since I live in the community and love it here. I grew up in San Diego, am married, and have a 10-year-old daughter. I have a BS degree from Brigham Young University and an MS degree from Walden University.
We will be using Canvas to manage our learning. Course information, assignments, and current grades can be found in Canvas.
I highly encourage parents/guardians to become observers on Canvas: Signup Instructions
Official school grades and attendance can be found in SIS: SIS Login
Film 1 is an introductory filmmaking course. Students will learn basic filmmaking skills: storytelling, scripting, iPad camera use, and iPad video editing skills. Students will produce several short films.
Film 2 is an intermediate filmmaking course. Students will learn intermediate filmmaking skills: storytelling, scripting, iPad and DSLR camera use, iPad and desktop video editing skills, and basic special effects. Students will produce several short films.
TV Broadcasting is an advanced filmmaking course dedicated to producing the school's weekly news show. Students will develop their creativity, communication, and teamwork skills in a fast-paced production environment. Students will improve their filmmaking skills as they produce weekly news segments.
- TV Broadcasting Disclosure
- TV Broadcasting Canvas Course (Semester 1)
- TV Broadcasting Canvas Course (Semester 2)
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will learn and develop skills they may use in STEM-related careers as they explore real-world problems and complete projects.
Cool 2 Care is a school group that promotes kindness and helps prevent bullying.