What's My Background?
(can you find Mrs. Gable in her 5th grade class)
Mrs. Gable a YMCA YOUTH LEADER
I began my journey as a biologist, educator at Thomas More College , a liberal arts college in Northern Kentucky, in 1984. I knew I always wanted to study the sciences and perhaps one day be a doctor or a teacher. My experiences at the Thomas More Ohio River Field Station redirected my decision. After this experience I decided that I would take more ecology classes, finish my associates in chemistry and then look for a graduate program in fishery science. In 1988 I graduated from Thomas More with a Biology degree and an associate degree in Chemistry. I was ready for a new adventure, so instead of going directly to graduate school as some of my fellow biology peers did, I decided to enter into the Peace Corps and expand my knowledge by absorbing another culture.
I was assigned to teach village farmers how to build and manage fish ponds in Zaire, Africa. The picture below was taken in January 1990. I was bringing fish to my first farmer from about 30 miles away. I carried the fish on my motorcycle and it wasn't easy balancing the containers on the bike. It also wasn't easy riding a motorcycle on the roads of the Mayombe Forest in Zaire, Africa.
Why did I choose to Teach?
If you look back at what influence my path through college and graduate school, A professor guided my path. I chose to teach after being a biologist for ten years because I wanted to give back the excitement of learning and exploring concepts in science. I began teaching in 2002 at a Special Education School in Gaithersburg. I began teaching at Gaitherburg High School in Spring 2008. I really enjoy teaching science and especially at GHS! The staff and students challenge me to be the best teacher I can be.
What I do for Fun?
I go cycling with my husband and the Frederick Pedalers. Riding a biking is enjoyable because I get to see more of the beautiful countryside when riding and interact with a great bunch of people. How else can you see the wooly worm crossing the road? How else would I meet interesting people from all over? (This summer we rode the Great Allegheny passage Trail and we met people from Huntsville Alabama, Columbus OH, Pittsburg PA, and 1 couple from Holland. We all shared a common goal and that was to get to mile zero and we did!)
I love to learn! This summer I finished my second Master's Degree!
I love to go see my family in Kentucky.
I love to be outside and go hiking and camping!
I love chocolate.
I love the color Purple -
My professor, Dr. Jeurel Singleton and I.
Last Update 2013-7-15