Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts- Business Administration Masters of Arts Organizational Management 4-8 Generalist
Mrs. Monica Buckner, MAOM
7th Grade Science Teacher
Conference Period: 2nd Period
Tutorial: 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays after school by appointment from 3:00- 3:30. Parents must provide transportation. It will begin on September 13, 2017.
Welcome students, parents and guardians to the 7th grade science class. I am so thankful to be the teacher trusted to educate your scholar. I was born and raised in my home with loving parents (who are still happily married) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My parents both had careers in science. My dad was a computer room program manager, inventory control manager and my mom mixed chemicals, colorings as a licensed cosmetologist and license cosmetologist instructor (teacher). As a little girl in Philadelphia, I grew up with curiosity in science and how it works in the real world. My love for science grew in the 8th grade that I kept my science journal and still have it to this day. My passion for science grew and I decided to follow in my mother's shoes in my adult life by mixing color in cosmetology school. I earned my operator license in cosmetology. I also completed my instructor's hours. My parents spoke with me about the importance of an education whether it is a trade school, associates or 4 year degree. My undergraduate degree was started at Pierce Junior College in Philadelphia. Then I went to West Virginia State University in Institute, West Virginia. I completed my degree at Northwood University in Business Management. My graduate degree was completed from The University of Phoenix in Masters of Arts in Organizational Management (MAOM).
In August of 2017, I will start another graduated degree program in Instruction and Curriculum at University of North Texas. All of this education will help me to be a better teacher for our students. Today it is a pleasure being part of the Bessie Coleman Middle School science team. I love working with students, getting them excited about science and for them to be able to make science connections to the real world. Students need to know that science is all around them and not just inside the science classroom. It is important to me that they are exposed to different sciences and careers it impacts. A scientist may work in a laboratory as a chemist, engineer, computer programmer, pharmacy technician and pilot just to name a few.
My husband who is also a scientist (computer programmer) and I were high school sweethearts. We have 3 amazing children who are actively interested in science. Our oldest daughter worked as a pharmacy technician while in high school and college. The day after she graduated from high school she passed the test and became a certified pharmacy technician. She and her husband were also high school sweethearts, who both graduates from college. Together they are raising our 3 handsome exciting grandsons. Our son who also attended Bessie Coleman is in college studying to be a computer programmer in video games. I am surprised he chose to follow his dad's path. The youngest is a girl, loves to read, research different topics, create art and science as well in middle school.
Students all of your subject are important and do your best each day. Remember to learn new things everyday. You can learn from a book you will read, a fellow student or teacher. Your teacher is here to teach and support you each day. Together, let us show our Longhorn Pride.