Mrs. Yvette Luketic
B.A. Biology University of Virginia
M.S. Environmental Biology and Public Policy George Mason University
Graduate Coursework in Environmental Plant Biology West Virginia University
I am an experienced teacher and curriculum developer with over four years of experience teaching Biology, Ecology, and Experimental Design to undergraduate students at George Mason University and West Virginia University. I instructed undergraduate Biology majors in proposal writing, experimental design, data analysis, and scientific manuscript writing. In addition to my time in graduate school and working with undergraduate students, I spent seven years working in environmental consulting for a variety of clients, including the EPA and Navy. As a technical manager at EPA's largest Call Center, I developed and conducted training in EPA's hazardous waste regulations for EPA staff, state and local regulators, the regulated community, and other consultants.
Faith in Action
I appreciate teaching science to Catholic middle school students at OLGC. Our classroom saint is St. Albert, patron saint of science, and we have a bulletin board and prayer dedicated to him in the classroom.
Favorite Teaching Moment
I love watching the students experiment in OLGC's science lab. Around Halloween, we experimented with dry ice by testing the pH and creating carbon dioxide bubbles. I enjoyed the students' creativity as they observed the dry ice and added it to water, using scientific indicators to see color changes according to pH.
Favorite Activity Outside of School
Outside of OLGC, I like to spend time with my 5 children and husband. I enjoy watching my children play their favorite sports (softball, baseball, basketball, and gymnastics) and we enjoy going to the beach together.
Fun Fact About Me
I attended OLGC as a child.