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Biology for Non-Science Maj I > Curricula Vitae

Instructors


Ms. Karen Killion

Education

  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2000-2005, M.S. in Biology.
  • Texas A&M University,College Station,Texas, Summer I 2004, non-degree seeking, 3 hours.
  • Tarleton State University,Stephenville,Texas, Summer II 2004, non-degree seeking, 3 hours.
  • Texas A&M Galveston, Galveston,Texas, Summer/Fall 2002, non-degree seeking, 3 hours
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1997-2000, B.S. in Biology (Composite Science) with Secondary Teaching Certification.
  • North Central Texas College, Gainesville, Texas, 1993-1997, A.S. May 1996
  • Central Community College,Hastings, Nebraska, 1976, no degree
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, 1975-1976, no degree

Experience

August 2008-present

Blinn College, Brenham, Texas

  • Full-time Faculty as of August 2011 teaching General Biology, Introduction to Biology with Lab, Botany, Introduction to Biomedical Sciences, Science Content for TEACH, the alternative certification program at Blinn College.
  • Summer Sessions 1 & 2 on Brenham and Bryan Campuses, 1-2 sections of BIOL 1308
  • Fall 2008, Spring and Fall 2009, Spring and Fall 2010, Spring 2011, 1 section of BIOL 1406

August 2008-2011

Brenham High School

  • Offered contract for 2011-2012
  • 2009-2010, 2010-2011: Physics CB and PreAP Physics
    • UIL Science Coach
  • 2008-2009:  Biology, Accelerated Biology, Accelerated PreAP Biology and Chemistry

January 2006-May 2008

Blinn College, Bryan, Texas

  • Spring and Fall 06, Fall 07, Spring 2008, 1 section of  Biology1406
  • Spring 07, 1 section of 1408

August 2003-May 2008

Allen Academy, Bryan, Texas

  • 07-08 Assignment:  6th and 7th grade Science, Biology, AP Biology, Middle School and Upper School Science Clubs
  • 06-07 Assignment:  6th and 7th grade Science, Biology, Yearbook Advisor, Middle School Student Government Advisor, Middle School Science Club
  • 05-06 Assignment:  6th and 7th grade Science, Biology, AP Biology, Yearbook Advisor, Middle School Student Government Advisor, Advisor for Middle School Extended Day Program
  • 04-05 Assignment:  6th and 7th grade Science, Upper School Yearbook
  • 03-04 Assignment:  Classroom Teacher, 6th grade Science, Language Arts and Math

1999-2003

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Systematic Botany Labs; Anatomy and Physiology I Labs

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

  • Human Biology Labs; Anatomy and Physiology I Labs; General Botany Lab

2000-2003

Gold-Burg ISD, Bowie, Texas

  • Offered similar contract for 2003-2004, declined, relocated
  • 2002-2003 6th through 12th grades, which included 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • 2001-2002 6th through 12th grades, which included Life Science, Earth Science, Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics
  • 2000-2001, 7th through 12th grades, which included Life Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • While at Gold-Burg ISD:
  • Organized and sponsored Stoneburg Science Club
  • Fundraising and Field Trips

Director of Science, Elementary/Junior High UIL meet held at GISD District Improvement Team; Technology Committee; Student Health Committee Organized Inaugural Science Fair at Gold-Burg, Fall 2001 Led Health and Human Science Field Trip to MSU for Sophomores and Juniors