Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Ms. Lacey Conrad
Hello, Thunderbolts! I'm excited for my third year at Seneca Ridge, and I'm looking forward to helping your student explore the various topics covered in Life Science.
I was born in New York (upstate, not the city-practically Canada...) to a military family, so I moved around a bit while growing up and continued that trend with my own family. I have lived in NY, Georgia, Germany, Ohio, and have currently resided in Virginia for 4 years with no plans on leaving anytime soon. One of my favorite aspects of being a military brat was being able to meet all kinds of people and experience a variety of cultures. Germany was by far my favorite place to call home. I traveled quite a bit while I was there and found it to have so much natural beauty and history. However, my favorite vacation spot was Rome, Italy. The culture, the history, the food, the cappuccino, the gelato, oh my!
My daughter attends Stonebridge HS and my son attends Trailside Middle School. My husband is also a teacher - chemistry at John Champe. We both have degrees in biology, though he likes small stuff such as cells, microbes, etc. and I like the big stuff such as animals and the environment.
I graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology and minor in Environmental Technology from SUNY Potsdam, and my MAT from UMUC. During my undergraduate career I was able to work on a great research project involving (humanely!) trapping turtles, surveying nest sites, analyzing the data collected, and making maps to determine key locations for protection and conservation. This involved lots of time in chest waders in swamps across upstate NY toting buckets of sardines and swamp goo. It was crazy and fun and stinky and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.