• microscope        Welcome to 6th Grade Science!     

    Mrs. Caitlin Gibbons

    Phone/Voicemail: (302) 479-1621 X 216
    ** Updates on this course will be on the Schoology site this year.  To access student accounts, please go to https://brandywine.schoology.com  and sign in using the student username and password the district has provided. 
     --> Username: firstname.middleinitial.lastname (Ex- caitlin.m.gibbons)  Password: First three letters of last name followed by the your lunch number (Ex- Gib12345)  Once in the Schoology site you should have all eight courses listed under the "Courses" tab.   Once you select my course you should enter my Schoology page for your class.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with additional questions.
    I am excited to be starting my thirteenth year teaching middle school science after spending some amazing quality time this summer with my two little ones!   Please contact me with any questions should they arise and I will get back to you as soon as I am able. 
     Read All About Me below:
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    My babies, Maddie and EJ!!!
    I, myself am a graduate of the Brandywine School District.  I started at Brandywood Elementary, attended Burnett and Hanby Middle and graduated from Concord High School in 2002.  I graduated from Susquehanna University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education
    As a senior at Susquehanna I was awarded "Outstanding Future Teacher" of my graduating class.  I was a member of the field hockey team throughout my four years at SU and was the captain during my junior and senior seasons.  I also had the opportunity during the spring semester of my junior year to study abroad at the University of Wollongong in Australia
    I have since become highly qualified in middle school science.  I also earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from West Chester University where I was awarded the Michael F. Bannon Scholarship for academic excellence. 
    The past few years I spent a great deal of time as a teacher leader for our district and the state of Delaware, working to implement the new National NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) in our middle school curriculum.  I look forward to learning from my work and infusing these new standards into my curriculum and instruction.
    I started my teaching experience at Saint Elizabeth School in Wilmington, Delaware.  I taught 6th and 7th grade social studies and science there from 2006-2009.  This will be my tenth year teaching science here at Springer Middle School.
    I am a very active person that is constantly on the go.  I love to support all of our athletic programs as well as the multitude of science enrichment programs we offer.  
    When I am not at Springer, I enjoy being out in nature or down at the beach with my husband Eddie, daughter Maddie, son EJ, and our black lab Sadie.  I also truly enjoy traveling and am still in awe of everything that I have been able to see and experience on the trips I have been able to take over the past few years, including the natural beauty we saw in our trip out to the Pacific Northwest this summer.  Currently, however, I am most in awe of my babies and get so much joy from watching them discover new things each and every day!

    "All of the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind." -Martin H. Fischer

    ***I absolutely love to learn and therefore,  my top priority as a teacher is to inspire my students to truly become lifelong learners!!