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."
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.