Welcome to Ms. Della's Wiki!

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Ms. Della on the Great Wall in China

I began the wonderful career of teaching in 1992 at Terry Fox Secondary. Mostly I taught Geology, Earth Science, Astronomy, and Physics to grade 11 and 12 students. In 2010 my family and I moved to Beijing, China, to teach for the year. There I taught Science 10, Math 10, and Math 11. (China for a year was a wonderful adventure that I'd recommend to everyone!) In the 2011/12 year I taught middle school at Maple Creek - I thought I'd try a different age, but I've returned to high school, where I belong, and am thoroughly enjoying the wonderful students at Riverside Secondary now! :)

Aside from teaching school, I was also an Educator Ambassador for NASA (2001 - 2015). In this role I lead teachers through workshops where they learn curricular activities that are related to the telescopes that NASA currently has in orbit around the Earth. The mission I'm most involved with is Fermi, formerly GLAST, a gamma ray telescope that will help scientists learn more about active galaxies and the black holes in their centres. I've always wanted to be an astronaut so my little role for the space agency is very exciting to me. See here for more information: http://fermiepo.wikispaces.com

As well, I have my private pilot's licence. I fly a couple times a week, weather dependent of course, out of Pitt Meadows Airport, while I build hours so I can be a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight (volunteer pilots fly cancer patients (mostly) to their medical appointments.)

Enough about me. I hope that you will find this Wiki a useful place to check for homework and extracurricular events.

Click on a page to the right to see information specific to your CLASS or CLUB.

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Feb 2013: The first time I met my plane!!