Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education Middle School Science Endorsement
Mrs. Vanessa Uhls
Hello! I'm your friendly neighborhood 6th grade Earth Science teacher, Mrs. Uhls. I just graduated from SIUE in 2017 with an Elementary Ed degree and Middle School Science endorsement. I am 30, wife, and mother to one 4 year old son. I love to read, watch movies and Netflix, and play Candyland and take walks with my son. I am in the Air National Guard, and I spend one weekend a month working on base as an Aviation Resource Management Technician.
I took an NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) course this summer, and learned new ways to introduce Science topics to students. I also spent this summer planning, editing, and finishing an online textbook through CK-12, on which students can read about topics we learn in class, watch videos, do simulations, etc. I have a STEM center in my room for students to exercise their engineering brain muscles, and I just received 25 tablets for my room so that students can research and create projects throughtout the year. I am LOVING my first year teaching, and I look forward to what the rest of the year brings!