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Hello! My name is Mary Catherine Rocca and this is my second year teaching 8th Grade Science at LBMS!! I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology & Minor in Underwater Archaeology from the University of Rhode Island in 2015. I attended the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences studying coral reef ecology, marine invertebrate zoology, and scientific SCUBA diving. I worked in the field for several years with positions at Jenkinson's Aquarium, Mote Marine Lab, the Northern Aegean Dolphin Project (MOm), and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. I have worked as a Lead Scientist for New Logic Educators teaching Marine Science Camp K-8 and beyond for 6 years and that is what sparked my love for teaching.
I went back to school and gradutated from Monmouth University with a Masters in Teaching with a Biology 6-12 concentration. I can't wait for an amazing school year full of fun and exciting science! Science has always been my passion and I am excited to ignite in my students a love for science that I discovered at their age. My goal as an educator is to instill knowledge and confidence and be able to help my students achieve success in the classroom and beyond.