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Ms. Cheryl Maxwell, maxwellc@district279.org

Science

Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

I went to school at Wichita State University, Kansas University and a few classes at St. Cloud State University

When did you begin working at Park Center?

I began working here in 1999.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Take responsibility for your own learning

Why did you choose your profession?

I was studying to be a pharmacist and got tired of chemistry ?, so had a revelation, do something completely different. That is when I changed my major to elementary education. How I ended up in teaching biology is a totally different story.

What is your favorite quote?

ďAll that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." -Edgar Allen Poe

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

109

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

traveling, seeing new places and new people

Advice for students going to college?

Push yourself to work harder and do more than is expected of you.

Biggest pet peeve?

Students cutting in line in the cafeteria. People who push other people around :-(

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word

Enjoyable!

If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?

Animal behaviorist in the field studying some obscure animal species like leaf cutter ants or tamarins.