Welcome! I am thrilled to be back again for this coming year. I arrived last January as a leave replacement and feel very honored to fill this science position again this year. I bring 34 years of middle school science to the classroom, most of it here on Bainbridge Island. I love the philosophy of Odyssey and embrace the partnerships of parents, students, community and school. Please check my Moodle site frequently and the calendar for an overview of daily lessons and any lab sheets and assignments.
Biography: I grew up in Colfax, Washington (near Pullman) and attended Washington State University for both a B.S and M.S. in Biology/Education. Started teaching on Bainbridge Island in 1979 as a 7th grade Life Science teacher at Commodore Middle School in Rm 10. Went on to participate in the planning and design committee for both Woodward Middle School and Sakai Intermediate School. I retired in 2010. My wife, Melanie, is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and is a Physical Therapist. I have a daughter, Samantha, U of W graduate, that teaches middle School in Seattle. I have a son, Olaf, that was a springboard diver for Bainbridge High School and went on to dive at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is presently an officer in the navy.
Classroom Science Activities
9/5 Students exploring how temperature of water affects the strength of water surface tension which determines how many drops can be held on top of a penny. What you see below are 40 and 52 drops. Pretty amazing. Room temp and ice water have been tested. Monday will test 125 degree water.