Welcome to my website. This page contains information about me and my classroom.
I have been a teacher at South Mountain for a few years. I usually teach chemistry and physics, but my secret desire is to some day develop an AP Chemical Engineering class with an accompanying AP test. Before teaching here, I worked as an engineer specializing in process chemicals and automated chemical control systems. I miss working as an engineer, but I have fallen in love with teaching. Because of my background, I am highly qualified to teach most high school math and science classes.
Office Hours: Start Tuesday/Thursday 11:55am and 3:40pm.
Classroom Expectations: Professional language, Professional Behavior, No food and only sealed drinks, and no electronics (FAQ available upon request).
Teaching Philosophy: The act of student learning and changing naive models is a complex endevor that requires multiple instances of paradigm changing evidence. It is rocket science, sometimes.
Physics Textbook: Conceptual Physics, Hewitt, Pearson
Chemistry Textbook: Chemistry Matter and Change, Glencoe Science