Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts & Drama, cum laude, Ohio University Three years of post-baccalaureate studies in science & math, University of Louisville Master in Teaching (Secondary Science Education), University of Washington
Chemistry with Carr
The Chemistry 2021-2022 link is where you'll find Google Classroom codes, course syllabus, week-at-a-glance, and a list of supplies you're expected to bring to class each day.
I love helping my students understand topics they initially perceive as difficult, and dispelling rumors that chemistry is “really hard.” I know how it gets that reputation: I barely passed it in high school.
I hope my unfortunate experience in high school chemistry helps my students, because it taught me where the challenges are in this course and how to avoid their pitfalls. My goal for every student is to see them to gain an understanding and appreciation for the miraculous universe we inhabit, and those extremely tiny little particles called atoms that hold it all together. Along the way, I hope to inspire them to be life-long learners, and maybe even pursue a career in a science related profession!
I've taught for over 20 years at a variety of grade levels. Prior to entering the teaching profession, I spent my twenties working as a professional actor; that means I also worked in a lot of restaurants, too. My first job out of college was as a leadership consultant for Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In addition, I've worked as an administrative assistant. True and fun fact: all these previous employment experiences help me bring a well-rounded and real-world approach to being a classroom teacher.
I am the proud father of three sons (ages 13, 16, and 20) who live with me part-time. I also have two cats and two dogs. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family & friends, reading, writing, listening to music, photography, gardening, and watching sports. 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.
My preferred pronouns are he/him/his.