This is Mrs. Spika's 30th year of teaching and her 27th at Kennedy. She teaches Biology, Honors Biology and AP Biology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Biology. She has a Master's degree in K-12 Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas. She lives in Apple Valley with her husband Tim and son Dan (a graduate student of Public Polcy at UW-Madison). Her daughter Rachel is a recent graduate of St. Louis University and an ATC at Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists. Mrs. Spika was a UST Teaching Fellow and is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers as well as the National Science Teachers' Association.