My name is Vanessa Jason. I have taught biology, chemistry, and physical science both in the city and in a rural setting. My passion is creating engaging and effective resources that will promote scientific literacy and curiosity. I am a Massachusetts native and live in the Boston area with my three children.
I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful teachers who have inspired me over the years. While working in the urban and rural districts with students from many different backgrounds and learning styles, I found that traditional textbooks were not reaching my diverse learners and decided to carefully craft my own resources. So, in 2012, I began my journey as a curriculum designer to offer high quality material designed for student comprehension to teachers around the world.
Why Biology Roots? Though I have taught all disciplines of science, biology is the root of my teaching passion. My passion for biology started when I was little growing up on a farm with 10 acres. I was always exploring nature, digging in dirt, finding vernal pools, saving salamanders, raising animals, helping animals (assisting in live equine births, dressing wounds, caring for eggs), and familiarizing myself with the plant life (some species of plants are toxic to the animals.) So, though I love all things science, biology is my true roots!
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