My name is Megan Ballachey. I am a mother of three beautiful girls, a wife, and 9-12 classical educator of Biology, AP Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology at Temecula Preparatory School. I was born in Long Beach, California and have lived here in California all my life. When I was ten years old my family moved to the city of Corona and I spent the rest of my childhood there. I attended Stallings Elementary from grades 3 through 6. It was in 6th grade when I had the opportunity to be a student of an exemplary teacher. My 6th grade teacher was fun, creative, invested, enthusiastic about learning and innovative in his teaching craft. This is how I strive to be in each class I teach. I attended middle school at Corona Fundamental Intermediate School. For my high school career, I was a proud Husky at Centennial High School in Corona, California. In high school I entered into an honors program and at every chance I got, took on an extra science class. I had always known I loved science, since I was a child. After high school I attended California State University of San Bernardino and received my Bachelor's Degree in Biology. When I say it like that it sounds simple, like I just went out and got it. The truth is I struggled for my degree because while I was focused and invested in my education I also had a demanding family life. I became a wife and a mother while in college and being a mommy became my first priority. I took off several years before finally going back to finish my degree. It was important to have my children see me graduate because I wanted them to learn that you can do whatever you put your mind to and to not give up when life throws you a curve ball. This is a lesson I wish to pass on to all of my students. Because of my children, great teachers, and my absolute love of learning, I decided to enter into a career of teaching and I am so excited to get into a classroom and start this new part of my life. My goal is to make an impact on students, to help them gain a respect for science, and to help them realize the importance of being a lifetime learner.