Teaching: University Scholars Science
At PALCS Since: 2014
Education: Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology, Boston University
Master of Arts in Science Education, Adelphi University
Master of Science in Biotechnology, John Hopkins University
Brief Biography: Mrs. Castle began her teaching career in 2005 at the Queens High School of Teaching in Bellerose, NY. She also worked as a science teacher at William Allen High School in Allentown, PA and as the manager of curriculum at a a private cyber school serving students in grades K-12.
Now at PALCS, Mrs. Castle explains, “PALCS is a special place that gives students and families an incredible amount of flexibility so they can accomplish things that wouldn’t be possible in a more traditional school setting. PALCS also trusts its teachers to design courses that are rigorous, creative, and interesting. I’m looking forward to creating lessons that will inspire students to think deeply, challenge themselves, and make connections between course material and the world in which they live.”
Mrs. Castle was drawn to teaching science because, “I love science – reading about it, talking about it, thinking about it, and learning about it. Science isn’t just a collection of facts; it’s a way of looking at the world that celebrates curiosity and challenges us to ask good questions. As a teacher, I get to spend my days sharing my love of science with students while helping them reach their goals. It’s the perfect job for me!””