During the month of March, we are taking time to highlight several of our esteemed colleagues and reflect on all they do to ensure that De La Salle is a safe, vibrant, and wonderful institution of learning. The Women of D are a vital part of our community. We are grateful for your contributions.
Meet Mandy Bixman
She is a science teacher at De La Salle since 2014. She teaches Environmental, Earth & Space, and Physical Sciences and coaches tennis for Girls (Fall) and Boys (Spring).
Background and Journey to De La Salle
“I grew up in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, went to Stagg High School, and graduated from Saint Xavier University in 2013 with a degree in Biology Education and Environmental Sustainability. I worked at another high school and a grammar school before there was a Science opening at De. Now I get to teach my favorite subjects and coach my favorite sport!”
What inspires you about De La Salle?
“I am excited to pass on my love and knowledge of science to my students. I get to talk with them about preserving our environment on Earth, and about our explorations into space on a daily basis!”
What Woman has been an inspiration to you?
“Katherine Johnson & all the genius female “computers” and engineers in the early days of NASA—they do not get credit as the male astronauts did, but they were crucial to the success of early flights and the moon missions. Also, Jane Goodall—she literally lived in the forests of Africa for decades and became the world’s foremost primatologist as well as conservationist and human rights activist.”