Teacher Fellows

 Adams Middle School, Richmond, CA

School Web Page: http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/adams/
Adams Middle project activities

Peg Dabel

Teacher: Peg Dabel
Peg has been teaching for 20 years and now teaches science to 7th graders at Adams Middle School. She has participated in a number of field projects in paleontology and natural history. "I like being involved in this project because I am deeply concerned about the loss of habitat and biodiversity in California and because I will learn techniques and information that I can share with my students. Our students are always excited at the prospect of being involved in projects that have meaning in the real world. They are aware of the loss of biodiversity in California but have never been offered an opportunity to have more than a minute impact on reversing this loss. Through involvement in this project the students will learn to look closely at the natural world around them and provide baseline data that could effect change!"

John Eby

Teacher: John Eby
John studied natural science in college and has an avid interest in native plants. He has been teaching science in Richmond for 15 years and is currently teaching science in grades 7 and 8. He has also set up and maintains a greenhouse at Adams Middle School. John is excited about the knowledge and resources that the project will bring to his classes. "Not only will I learn techniques and information, but students will be actively engaged in a science class with a valuable real world connection. I would like to incorporate the methods and information that I learn through this project into an ongoing study of the biodiversity in the surrounding area (school grounds and neighboring Wildcat Canyon)."

We are pleased to also be working with Marilyn Gonzalez and Saveth Soun who teach Language Arts at the 7th grade level. The integration of student science activities with those in their Language Arts classroom enhances the learning experiences and reflects the importance of communication skills in science.

 Field Station Program

Candy Blesse, Truckee Elementary School, Truckee, CA
Kathy Echols, Glenshire Elementaty School, Truckee, CA
Patrick Stadille, Carmel Valley High School, Carmel Valley, CA


Previous Years

Profiles for 2005-2006 Teacher Fellows
Profiles for 2004-2005 Teacher Fellows
Profiles for 2003-2004 Teacher Fellows