Hello! For those of you who do not know me personally, my name is Nicole Ishmael. I graduated with a bachelors of science degree in Biology from Texas A&M University in 2007. Upon graduation I earned my teaching certification through Texas Teachers. After teaching my first few years I went to graduate school and got a Masters in Education with a Biology specialization from Sul Ross State University. Upon completion of this degree I began teaching dual credit Anatomy and Physiology as an adjunct professor through Hill College. In 2017 I completed graduate certification through the University of Florida's College of Medicine in Medical Human Anatomy. I have 14 years of experience teaching science in the secondary classroom, all of them have been with Grandview High School. I have worked as both a physical therapy technician and pharmacy technician prior to teaching, which has given me skills and insight that I have been able to apply in my Anatomy classroom. I have taught A&P for 14 years and love it! I taught biology for 11 years here at Grandview until recently switching over to Forensics and Environmental science. I am certified in composite science (8-12) and Special Education (EC-12). I enjoy being a teacher, and spend a great deal of time planning lessons, and developing ways to connect your child to the science they are learning. On a personal note, my husband, Ronald, graduated from Grandview High School back in 2003, so I have always felt like Grandview was my home and where I was meant to be! I have 2 children: my daughter Laykin is 7 and will be in 2nd grade this year and my son Cohen is 4 and will be joing the Zebra family in Pre-K. I like to travel with my family, to craft, sew, and to do photography when I'm not being the chaos coordinator of my house!