Mr. Andrew Carr

Phone: 206-855-3473


Degrees and Certifications:

B.F.A. in Theatre, cum laude, Ohio University 1987 Post-Baccalaureate studies in science & math, University of Louisville 1995-1997 Master in Teaching (Secondary Science Education), University of Washington 1999 Washington state Continuing Teacher (initial certification 1999) Chemistry grades 4-12 Science grades 4-12 Drama grades 4-12

Mr. Andrew Carr

My name is Andrew Carr, and I am excited to be teaching chemistry again this year at Bainbridge High School. 

The supply list for this course can be found on the Course Expectations page.


A quote from Richard Feynman:

"If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis (or the atomic fact, or whatever you wish to call it) that all things are made of atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied."


About Me:

  • I LOVE teaching chemistry. I know some students assume its too hard, or they've heard bad things about it from siblings, parents, or peers. I understand why; I was NOT a good chemistry student in high school. As a teacher I make it my mission to disprove negative assumptions about chemistry, and show my students what an amazingly cool topic it is. I work closely with my fellow chemistry teachers at BHS to design a course that is consitant between all classes by utilizing common learning standards and assessments. Any student who applies themself and does the required coursework can achieve success, and I will do everything in my power to insure that occurs.     
  • I have taught for 20 years in a variety of settings, including Wedgwood Co-op Preschool, Islander Middle School (Mercer Island School District), The Privett Academy (Mercer Island), Brier Terrace Middle School (Edmonds School District), and Kingston High School (North Kitsap School District). 
  • I've also worked in the entertainment industry as a professional actor, and in the health care field as an administrator and medical assistant.
  • I am the proud father of three sons (ages 11, 14, and 18).
  • I am a cat AND a dog person!
  • In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, photography, spending time with my sons, watching sports, and staying physically & emotionally fit. 
  • Favorite foods: peanut butter, tortilla chips & guacamole, & almonds
  • Favorite music: depends on the day, but my Spotify playlists are mainly chill electronica, trip hop, acid jazz, & rock (of any kind)