Hello Ladies and Gentleman! My name is Maria Owens and I will be teaching Chemistry for TOPS. I look forward to this experience and getting to know you all. To tell you a bit about myself – I am from LaFollette, Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013 with a degree in Chemistry and minor in science education. During my years at UT, I studied abroad in Germany and did a bit of backpacking across Europe; I still make it a point to travel as much as possible when time permits, and I often find myself hiking and backpacking on my weekends. This upcoming school year will be my second full year of teaching chemistry at Greenback Public School in Loudon County and also my second year here at TOPS. I can't wait for us to learn together and share this unique experience. Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns.