Who is Mrs. Korman?
As a small child I lived in a suburb of New Orleans where I learned to talk and presumably picked up my lifelong affinity for all things French. The remainder of my childhood and adolescence was spent in Okinawa Japan and the small coastal fishing community of Beaufort North Carolina.
In high school I was a good student. I ran track, played the trombone in the marching band, was the yearbook photographer, and during the summers I studied food science at NC State. I worked hard academically, got good grades, and earned a full scholarship to any school in the UNC system. Having lived by the ocean my entire life I was hesitant to go to a college that didn’t offer me familiar surroundings, so I chose to attend UNC Wilmington where I studied French & Archaeology and met Mr. Korman, a recent graduate of the physics department. After I graduated I worked in a corporate setting doing software support for many years before I went back to school to get my teaching license. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in Secondary Science Education at NC State as a Science Scholar Leader Fellow. My research interests are primarily focused on equity in education and climate change.
When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy traveling, reading, triathlon (swimming, cycling and running), yoga, photography, hiking/camping, kayaking, gardening, watching football, baking, and star-gazing/astronomy.
We have two shih tzu (Elvis & Tofu) and a foreign exchange “daughter”, Lena, who lived with us and attended Broughton High School in downtown Raleigh during the ’09-’10 school year. She is currently finishing up a masters in zoology from the Universität Hamburg. She’ll be popping in for Thanksgiving (her favorite American holiday) celebrations this year.