My name is Lindsay Renoth (previously Rogers). I was born and raised in Mesa, and was fortunate enough to receive my primary and secondary education in Mesa Public Schools. I went from Nathan Hale Elementary to Stapley Junior High and later graduated from Mountain View High school.
My freshman year of college, I set my major to biology with the intention of going to medical school. It only took me a semester to realize that my real passion was not working in labs, but rather working directly with kids and sharing my enthusiasm for science. I immediately switched over to the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers' College, and three years later I graduated from Arizona State University with my Bachelor's of Art Education in Biological Science.
My first teaching internship was at Rhodes Junior High, and my experience here is what confirmed my desire to become an educator. I had a wonderful mentor, and it was so obvious that the Rhodes' staff was (and is) committed to student success. Fortunately, I was able to return to Rhodes for my student teaching and was hired on soon after graduation.
I teach general eighth grade science, and I couldn't be more thrilled. This course allows students to learn about the world through experimentation and hands-on activities. In addition to teaching science, I also lead College Bound. College Bound is a club for 8th graders that helps them make the transition into high school with a "college-focused mind". I believe education is one of the most rewarding experiences and hope to instill that within my students as well.
In my free time I enjoy playing with my dog Freckles, spending a little too much money on coffee, hiking with my husband, and lounging around the house with a good book. I will be missing the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year on maternity leave with my first-born daughter. I am looking forward to coming back and meeting my new kiddos at the end of October!
I am highly qualified to teach Middle Grades Science and Secondary General Science. I also have a Structured English Immersion endorsement.