I am very excited to be teaching IB Environmental Systems & Societies, CP Anatomy & Physiology, and Environmental Science at Thornton High School for the 2019-2020 academic year.
I am a Colorado native, born and raised in Greeley. In 2000 I graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a B.A. in Biology, and in 2007 I earned a M.S. in Biology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, studying animal behavior, ecology, and organismal biology.
While at UNC, I served as a graduate teaching assistant for a variety of Biology courses including General Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Mammalogy, Ecology, and Animal Behavior. After graduating I moved from Colorado to Kansas with my family to pursue a teaching career. While teaching 8th grade Science at Haysville Middle School in Haysville, Kansas, I completed Masters-level coursework in the Kansas Transition to Teaching Program through Baker University, before returning to Colorado In 2011.
From 2011 - 2013 I taught Biology, Honors Biology, Environmental Science, and A.P. Biology at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, Colorado. I joined the staff at THS in January 2014 to teach CP Anatomy & Physiology and Environmental Science.
I am married and have three young daughters; a 13 year old and 10 year old twins. In my free time I enjoy hiking, fly fishing, reading, music, and sports of all kinds. In addition to teaching, I am also an experienced Zamboni driver.
You can find links to my class websites at https://sites.google.com/adams12.org/loftis-science/home
(All class websites are under construction)