Hi! I am Maureen Mitchell, and I will be teaching 8th Grade Science at DCI this year. I graduated from University of Maine in 2009 with a B.S. in Ecology, and then earned by M.S. from Auburn University in 2013 studying the breeding ecology of Wood Ducks. I spent several years early in my career as a Biologist with USFW, working in Alaska, Hawaii, and Louisiana studying various birds and human impacts on their environment. Since then, I transitioned to teaching middle school science in DC, most recently teaching Earth and Physical Sciences at Cesar Chavez in Columbia Heights. I love teaching science because I value the process of inquiry and teaching students how to teach themselves! When I am not teaching, I love spending time outside with my family and dog.