Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science from JMU. Master in the Art of Teaching from MBU. Certified to teach Science 6-8 in Virginia
Hello! My name is Megan Kosowitz and this will be my 6th year at Shelburne and my 5th year of teaching life science. This is my second year as the science teacher for Team DC. The people I work with are one of my favorite things about Shelburne and I love being part of a collaborative and supportive middle school team.
My other favorite thing about Shelburne is being able to teach 7th graders Life Science! Life Science is an introduction to the areas of science called Biology, Environmental Science and Ecology. We spend a lot of time exploring how all living and nonliving things are connected. I am extremely passionate about my subject and focus on helping my students develop deep connections to what we are learning about. Scientific literacy is another interest of mine and I try to use lots of technology, reading and discussion in class.
I am a Staunton native, the oldest of 5 kids, and came up through Staunton City Schools. In fact, some of my colleagues taught me and others were peers. I actually teach Life Science in the room that was my Life Science room when I was a student here! For college, I went to JMU and got my undergraduate degree in Biology. I worked in labs for a few years before I went back to school at Mary Baldwin University to get my Master's Degree in Teaching.
When I leave my classroom, I go home to my husband, Zed and our 3 year old, Odin. Odin is our favorite person and we are loving watching him grow into a curious and lively little boy. We also have a cat named Beatrice and two pound pups, Kuma and Scout. I enjoy gardening, reading, DIY-ing, dancing, singing and binge watching my favorite shows on TV and Netflix. I’ve recently developed an interest in health and nutrition so I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading on that subject.
I cannot wait to spend the year sharing all the interesting experiences and topics we will cover in class with you! We will work hard together to have a great year in Life Science!