Amanda Ooten

CJ Service: Science Teacher
Other Service: Science Department Co-Chair
937-461-3740 x427 |  email

Education: The Ohio State University, BSA Microbiology; University of Dayton, MS Education (Science)

Professional Affiliations and Organizational Outreaches: Project Lead the Way, Master Teacher, Principles of Biomedical Science; Ted-Ed, Contributing Educator; National Science Teachers Association, Member; National Association of Biology Teachers, Member

CJ Philosophy: Chaminade Julienne is providing our students with outstanding opportunities to enhance their knowledge and grow their spirit. Our community is what really sets us apart from other area Catholic High Schools - we support and love each other no matter our differences. This family spirit that all of our teachers and students model is setting our students up for future success in whatever avenue they pursue. Additionally, our mission trips and rigorous academic courses challenge students to be the best that they can be.

As a Catholic educator of science, I believe strongly in three things: instilling Catholic beliefs and values in my students, utilizing the inquiry method of instruction, and investing time in investigative laboratory experiences. My passion for the science classroom has inspired students to further pursue science in higher education - I am so humbled by students who come back to tell me that it was my passion that inspired them. I also develop deep and lasting relationships with my students beyond graduation.  I am here to role model for them what living my faith means and I think they appreciate that.