Teacher Name: Dr. Kellie J. White, PhD
School Email Address: email@example.com
Subjects I Teach: Forensic Science and Honors Chemistry___________________________________________________________
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, environmental science, and AP Biology 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; Honors Chemistry is a college preparatory class studying the properties and behavior of matter. 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!