About Me

The Face Behind Sunrise Science

Hi there! I’m Karla, the face behind Sunrise Science.

I started my TPT store in 2014 and have loved every minute of the journey. The principles that I abide by in creating classroom resources are:

Engagement

Rigor

Aesthetics

I believe that it is always worth the extra effort and time of thinking through unique, meaningful activities in order to make learning interesting, engaging, accessible, and tailored to student needs! I like to keep my students on their toes but also to make them feel at home in my classroom. I absolutely love teaching middle school because kids at this age need role models more than ever, and their innate curiosity is still very present!

If you strive to be a warm and reliable role model, take risks to provide a rigorous and enriching science experience for your students, and love to turn the beauty of nature and the universe’s mysteries into classroom magic, then you have come to the right place! I am happy to have you here and look forward to furthering ideas together πŸ™‚

I am certified in New Jersey to teach H.S. Biology, Chemistry, and Elementary Education and I hold a M.S. Science Education with emphasis in Chemistry. I have eight years of teaching experience including 7th and 8th grade science for 7 years at my Alma-mater middle school.

In 2016, my husband landed a job in Wellington, New Zealand so we became temporary ‘kiwis’, which was an incredible life experience. I taught a wide range of subjects to Year 7 and 8 students. I also volunteered teaching English to a pre-literate refugee from Somalia. Teaching in New Zealand challenged me in many ways and helped me to explore my own philosophy of education in a deeper context.

If you’d like to learn more about our journey to New Zealand, please check out my other blog at https://parnavores.com/!

Thanks for getting to know a little bit more about me! You can contact me at SunriseScienceTPT@gmail.com.

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