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Prior to coming to Key West High School after making a career change from a marine biologist employed at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) for eight years previously. There I was heavily involved in monitoring and performing research on fishery resources and performing coral reef restoration.
I decided to become a full time teacher because I wanted to share my passion and knowledge of science as a strong leader and positive mentor for our community.
I was born and raised in Southeast Michigan just outside of Detroit. I obtained a Bachelors of Science at Eastern Michigan University. After I finished my degree I moved to Marathon, FL in 2004 to work for FWRI. After four years in Marathon, Fl I moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. John) to work for Virgin Islands National Park while I earned my Masters in Environmental Studies at Prescott College. While employed by the Park Service, I gained valuable educator experience, as well as the desire to change my career to something that was self-rewarding and valuable for the future of our communities- our youth. As a result, I returned to work for FWRI three years ago and began to work towards obtaining my Florida Teaching Certificate.
I look forward to many years of teaching the students at Key West High School. I want to provide a foundational knowledge that they can carry with them for life. I will have an open-door policy with parents so please feel free to contact me at any time. I will also be setting up a class blog and/or website where class projects and important dates will be listed. I will also be available for conferences if necessary. Here’s to a successful school year!
Ms. Jessica Hornbeck
Phone: 305-293-1549 x 54398
P.S. Please join my remind alert service and Google Classroom for your son or daughter to keep up to date with my class, access to classroom files and assignments.
Also Please see attached syllabus for grading policies and student expectations. In addition you will also find information about the course.
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