Hi, I am Pam Rheinlander, 8th grade science teacher here at Lamar MIddle School. I have taught 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science both here in Texas and in Virginia. I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Biomedical Science. I also have a degree in Medical Technology from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. I grew up a military brat but spent my 4th - 12th grade years on a farm in Harlingen, Texas. This is where I developed my love of science. As a member of 4-H and Future Farmers of America, or FFA, I went through experiences that cultivated my love of animals, and growing up on a citrus farm gave me great opportunities for critical thinking skills and experimentation.
I am married to a retired Army helicopter pilot and have two wonderful daughters plus two adventurous Labrador retrievers. We have traveled extensively during our service to our country, having enjoyed tours in Alaska, Germany, and Washington, D.C. I am happy to share these experiences with my students as they apply to many science concepts.
As a teacher, I have enjoyed being a coach for a middle school robotics program, during which our all - girls team qualified and competed in the VEX International Robotics Competition . I have also had the opportunity to experience a zero gravity weightless flight as provided by a teacher grant, and I have spent time working at the electron accelerator lab in Newport News, Virginia. I have also traveled to Puerto Rico to spend a summer working alongside fellow teachers in developing curriculum with NASA, addressing effects of ozone depletion in the atmosphere. I LOVE SCIENCE and I look forward to sharing my belief that science is a hands-on experience with the overriding thought that “Seeing is Believing!”
If you have any questions or concerns please email me or call 254-215-6444.