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About Almeida

Despite being a native Floridian (for the first 3 years of my life), I spent most of my upbringing in a small town located 45 miles east of Colorado Springs. After graduating high school, I left my tiny town, where the population of cows easily outnumbered the people, to the big city of Greeley Colorado. It was there that I completed my bachelors degree at the University of Northern Colorado in the field of Biological Anthropology, with a minor in Chemistry.  Not really knowing what to do with a degree in Biological Anthropology, I traveled Europe and temporarily took up residence in Kilbarrick, Ireland. As I grew tired of my developing Irish accent, I decided to island hop over to Hawaii for a change of scenery. While living in Hawaii, I worked as a Legislative Aide through the Hawaii State Legislature. One of my many jobs was to plan and implement school programs, and it was there that I initially decided I wanted to work in public schools. A few years later, I got married, moved to Oregon, and entered a Masters program specially designed for science educators.  I graduated from Oregon State with my teaching license in 2010, and have been teaching ever since. This will be my third year at Sherwood High School, and I am excited to be working with such wonderful students and parents!