The Catholic College of the South
I have a passion for teaching Biology. This has led me to help teach Homeschool high school Biology classes as well as write and publish Biology texts for both the high school and elementary school levels. My passion for teaching has been noted by colleagues and students such that I was the recipient of the Belmont Abbey College Adrian Teaching Award in spring of 2022.
I am known for being tough, but fair. I have clear expectations and hold my students to a high standard.
WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND:
Spending time with my family of soon to be five children. I enjoy good food, good music, sewing, and reading.
“Parasites are so cool!”
Examples of classes taught by Heather Ayala:
Dissertation: The genetic dissection of differential growth in Plasmodium falciparum and its relationship to chloroquine drug selection
Laboratory research, University of Notre Dame, 2002-2007