8th Grade Core and GATE Science

Mrs. Wilkins



Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Science, MS in Biological Science. Certified in All Sciences 7-12. GATE Endorsed. National Board Certified Science

Mrs. Wilkins

The whole of science is no more than a refinement of everyday thinking. - Albert Einstein. I was born and grew up in New Jersey. I spent most of childhood summer vacations around Mobile, AL visiting my father's family. My later childhood summer vacations were spent on North Pond, Maine. I earned my Bachelors of Science degree with honors in Psychology from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. I then earned my Masters in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi. My master's thesis was on the "Geomagnetic Sensitivity of the Bottlenosed Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus". In the summer between my receiving my bachelor's and starting my masters degree program, I volunteered at the West Quoddy Marine Research Station in Lubbeck, ME. We studied the behavior of the Northern Right Whale as well as the Minke, Finback and Humpback Whale. It was while I was at USM that I met my husband David. Six months after our daughter, Olivia, was born we moved to Aiken, SC. Eight years later when David started working at the SC Aquarium we moved to Summerville. I earned my National Board Certification in Science in 2002. I renewed my National Board Certification in Science in 2012. The best way to contact me is at awilkins@dorchester2.k12.sc.us