Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Medina) helped co-teach a science lesson with Brigitte Tennis on Feb. 20 at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond.
Tennis introduced DelBene to the classroom and the science class was in session.
DelBene first shared her background story with the students, mentioning how she was a biology major in college. She initially wanted to be a veterinarian but went in a different direction than expected.
“Life sometimes takes you in a different direction and you end up doing something totally different,” DelBene told the students.
Moving on to the the science lesson, students had the opportunity to engage with DelBene through a hands-on activity that involved identifying which idiom best fit the chemical reaction they produced in their various experiments.
“She’s so personal and down to earth,” Tennis said. “The students can really relate to her without getting political.”
One student mentioned how she thought it was really cool to see DelBene involved in the classroom. It made her feel that she cared about what they were doing.
DelBene stated in a tweet that she had a blast co-teaching with Tennis.
“It’s always exciting to see students’ curiosity and interest in learning firsthand,” DelBene tweeted.