Hi, my name is Sandy Latourelle and I reside in the upper region of New York State. Plattsburgh is bounded by Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains and is one hour from Montreal, Canada.
I am presently an adjunct faculty member at Clinton Community College where I teach Bio I and II and this spring a Human Genetics and Ethical Issues class. In July of this year I retired from teaching at the public school (25 years). I am a New York State Regional Biology Mentor for three counties and do workshops for both teachers and students. I am also busy writing labs for Biology in the HS and college. So much for retirement!
I hold a BS and MS from SUNY Plattsburgh and have acquired about 150 hours of credit beyond those degrees. I love to teach and I love to learn. The highlight of my career came this year when I was the recipient of the National Biology Teachers Outstanding Teacher award for our state. I just returned from Phoenix where all state winners were recognized.
My favorite areas in biology are Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology. This year I am turning my focus to immunology and, of course, nutrition.
The latest crazy in my life was a recent trip to Montreal Space Camp where I was Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus. Quite the costume and hair piece! It was wonderful talking to the wee folk about science.
I certainly look forward to reading about all of my course colleagues on the Net.