Welcome to sixth grade and Earth Science with Mrs. Wilson! I am so excited to have you in my class this year. My hope is that you will love learning science this year! Please see the Course Info tab for more information about the class.
About Mrs. Wilson
I grew up in the west coast of Florida near Tampa. I grew up loving science – especially the space sciences. I am sure this was helped by the fact that we could see shuttle launches (well the trail of the shuttle) from over 200 miles away.
I went to college in West Palm Beach, FL at Palm Beach Atlantic University. I soon met my husband, and we were married. He was named after Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon. He’s also from England, so we have had the opportunity to visit England a few times.
We moved to Georgia in December of 2005, and I started teaching at Lanier Middle School in August of 2006. I have had such a great time teaching science at Lanier over the past few years.
Besides teaching, I also am one of the yearbook advisors (with Miss Jones) and also am the science fair coordinator.
I also still love the space sciences and everything to do with NASA. In February of 2010, I had the opportunity to go the Johnson Space Center in Houston to visit both the Shuttle and the International Space Station Mission Control Centers – during the mission of STS-130 (Endeavour). This was an incredible experience.
Then, in May of 2010, I had the privilege to attend the launch of STS-132 (Atlantis) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. I was part of a group of 150 people chosen to watch the launch as part of a NASA Tweetup. It was a two-day event where we met astronauts, toured the facilities, and watched the launch of the Space Shuttle from the press site. If you have ever seen picture of the count down clock, this is how close I was to watch the launch – just a little over three miles from the launch pad.
So, besides learning a lot about Earth Science together this year – I promise I’ll have lots of stories to tell about space and space exploration!
(Launch video is only available outside of school as it is hosted on YouTube, which is blocked at school.)
I also just started running this year. I had knee problems and was told not to run. I finally decided I could do it. I’m not very good at it yet, but I keep trying any way! I “ran” my first 5K on July 31. I’m already planning to run the Bulldog Dash 5K at North Gwinnett HS on August 14. As my training continues, my goal is to walk/run the Zooma Atlanta Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on November 6. The time limit for the race is three and a half hours, so I just hope I finish before time runs out!
I am married to my husband, Neil Wilson. Last April, we celebrated our tenth anniversary! Mr. Wilson is from England. If you want to see what he looks like, you’ll have to come find the photos on my desk Since he is from England, he does have a British accent. All of his family lives in England.
We have a cat and a dog. Our cat is named Kitty. (It took us a long time to come up with that name!) We have had Kitty for over nine years. We also have a dog named Devon. He is a golden retriever. He just turned one year old. We got him last September as a birthday present for my husband. It’s the first time either one of us has ever had a dog, so it’s been an exciting adventure learning about dogs and puppies!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I am looking forward to getting to know you, too!