Degrees and Certifications:
BS in General Studies Teacher Certification in General Science and Biology
Hello! My name is Krista Madden and I am very excited to be teaching Ecology and Engineering Essentials at WHS this year.
I acquired my BS in General Studies at Drury University. Shortly after, I received my teaching certificate for Science grades 5-12. Currently, I hold teaching certifications in both General Science and Biology, and have a Project Lead The Way certification in Engineering Essentials.
My husband and I moved to this area in 2006, and love it! We have lived here with our twin boys ever since. It did take me a few years to get used to living in a smaller community. I was a child of the Air Force and grew up in places like Honolulu, Anchorage, and Springfield, MO. Now that I have lived here, I can’t imagine living in a big city again.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, crafting, singing, community theater, and woodworking. I love to use my hobbies as examples within my lessons so that students can see how science is used outside of the classroom.
I am very enthusiastic about this coming school year. My belief is that learning is a process. Understanding how, and where, to find the answers can have a huge impact on the learning process. My goal is to have my students feel responsible for their education by working with me as a team to accomplish a common goal. The motivation is real and the reward is long-lasting.
“Children must be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think.” - Margaret Mead