Teacher Name: Dr. Kellie J. White
School Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subjects I Teach: AP Biology and Forensic Science___________________________________________________________
Welcome to my class! I am excited to work with you as we explore science together this year. I firmly believe science is best learned hands-on, so we will be doing labs throughout the school year.
About me: I grew up on a farm near a small town in southeastern Nebraska and graduated with a class of 51. I went on to receive a BS in Chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Purdue University. I found out I had a passion for teaching when I worked in the undergraduate biology labs at Emory University while completing my post-doctoral research. I transitioned into secondary education in 2013. I have taught forensic science every year since I started teaching and have also taught AP Environmental science and environmental science in the past.
The material that we will cover this year will be challenging. Forensic science applies a mixture of sciences including physics, chemistry, biology, and immunology, among others; AP biology is an introductory college biology course that revolves around 4 Big Ideas. All students should expect to spend at least 15-20 minutes each night reviewing the daily material, especially vocabulary. We will be taking notes, performing labs and other hands-on activities in labs, and working to help students advance as critical thinkers, which will help them in both college and careers post-graduation.
Some resources for your class can be found under the proper class heading on the left; Google Classroom will be the site for most of what you need. I look forward to a fun and successful year!