About Me

Marine Biologist Science Teacher

Me teaching scuba at the University of Florida.


I was born in Atlanta, GA and am the oldest of 4 children.  I spent most of my childhood in Naples, FL.  In high school, my parents moved to Rincon, GA.  I graduated from South Effingham High School.


I went to the University of Florida and earned a bachelor of science in Zoology.  I continued my studies at UF and earned a master of science in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  During my masters, I studied a small coral living in Homosassa Bay, FL.  While at the University of Florida, I also taught open water scuba diving though the University’s Academic Diving Program.  Teaching people how to scuba dive opened my eyes to my love of teaching.


After receiving my Master of Science degree, I quickly prepared myself for teaching high school science.  I LOVE science and my enthusiasm for the subject is contagious!  I look forward to creating responsible scientists out of my students!  I have been teaching high school since 2009.


I have taught:

  • AP Environmental Science
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Research II
  • Zoology


Me conducting coral sampling for my Master's research.

My family.



Name: Mrs. Emily Kroutil  (LinkedIN)

Birthday: April 7

School: University of Florida  (Go Gators!)

Undergrad Major: Zoology

Graduate Major: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Favorite Color: Pink and Purple

Favorite Book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Favorite Movie: Despicable Me

Favorite Food:  Ice Cream

Favorite Quotes: 

“I will not commit anything to memory that I can get from another source...” -Albert Einstein

“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.”

"I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."   - Jesse Owens