Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts & Drama, cum laude, Ohio University 1987 Post-baccalaureate studies in science & math, University of Louisville 1994-1997 Master in Teaching (Secondary Science Education), University of Washington 1999
Mr. Andrew Carr
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See the Chemistry 2023-24 link for the course syllabus, list of required supplies, and Google Classroom codes.
I love helping students understand topics they initially perceive as difficult, and dispelling rumors that chemistry is boring, really hard, and only for "smart" kids. I know how it gets that reputation: I barely passed it in high school! I hope my unfortunate experiences in high school chemistry help my students, because I learned where the challenges are and how to avoid the pitfalls.
My goal is for every student to gain a basic understanding and appreciation for the miraculous universe we inhabit. Along the way, I hope to inspire them to be life-long learners, and maybe even pursue a career in a science-related profession!
My first job after graduating from college in 1987 was as a leadership consultant for Phi Delta Theta fraternity. I have taught for over 20 years at a variety of grade levels, including preschool! Prior to entering the teaching profession, I spent my 20s as a professional actor, which means I also worked in a lot of restaurants. In between acting and teaching, I worked as an administrative assistant for several health care organizations, which inspired my interest in the sciences. Fact: all my previous employment experiences have helped me bring a well-rounded, real-world approach to the classroom.
I am the proud father of three sons ages 15, 18, and 22. I also have two cats and a dog. In my spare time I enjoy photography and spending time with family, friends, and my partner, Stephanie. I love to read, listen to music, garden, and watch sports, especially baseball: Go Mariners! I also play golf, board games & cards, and do my best to stay physically & emotionally fit.
I was born & raised in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio (Bexley), and have lived in the Puget Sound region since 1997.