The High School Science Department defines an effective teacher as having the following qualities:
caring, creative, flexible, patient, makes decisions based on research and data, able to convey information in many ways, uses varied assessments, able to make learning relevant to everyday life, well prepared, master of content, knowledgeable about child development, articulate, consistent, able to meet the needs of all learners, builds positive relationships, and organized.
Our goal is to constantly improve practice, using these qualities as our guide. The members of our department are shown below.
Mr. Darren Bruseo–CP Earth Science, CP Environmental Science
Mr. Marc Gaydos–CP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology
Mr. Joseph Guziewicz–CP Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics
Mrs. Lisa Hopper–Honors Biology, AP Biology
Ms. Mary Johnston–CP Chemistry, Conceptual Chemistry, Environmental Science
Mrs. Jane Kirshenbaum–CP Earth Science
Mrs. Kathy Kula–Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry
Ms. Kathleen Paiva–CP Earth Science, CP Astronomy
Mr. Gino Rose– Biology, CP Zoology
Mrs. Phyllis Smith–CP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology
Mr. Anthony Szwartz–CP Chemistry, Conceptual Chemistry
Mr. Tom Villa–Conceptual Chemistry, CP Chemistry