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Anita Hinger - 8th grade Science Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder 
1994 - 1995     Science & English Teacher at Monte Vista High School
1995 - 1997     English Teacher at Pagosa Springs High School
2014 - 2017     Science Teacher at Pagosa Springs Middle School 
"The only difference between science and goofing-off is that in science you have to write it down."  Mrs. Hinger 

Mrs. Hinger, a native to Durango, CO, graduated from Durango High School with a deep love for medical sciences and physics.  She taught high school English and biology in southwest Colorado before deciding to stay at home and raise a family.  Mrs. Hinger's six children have taught her invaluable lessons in childhood development, learning styles and the value of students who "don't fit in the box." During this time, Mrs. Hinger worked as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor in pilates, step-aerobics, yoga and strength training.

Currently, Mrs. Hinger holds a  professional teaching license in both secondary English and secondary science.  Mrs. Hinger teaches 8th grade science, health, science electives and an awesome advisory hour or "Pirate Time."

Teaching Philosophy~
The aim of teaching science is clearly to provide students with tools for problem solving & analysis. However, discovering the fun and awe inspiring nature of science is a side-effect of the process.