Welcome to RHS. Confession, I'm a newby to Renaissance. I tranferred to RHS from Lewis & Clark Middle School where I taught physical science to 8th graders for 16 years. I will be teaching sophomore chemistry. I'm a nomad this year as the science department is growing and there will be 5 science teachers and alas only 4 rooms. I will bide my time between rooms 202 (1A/1B), 205 (2A/2B), & 207 (3A/4B).
A little bit about my background. I hail from the great white north, although I have lived in Idaho since 1990. I consider Idaho my home with Canadian roots. I completed all my education in Idaho and graduated with a undergraduate degree in Biology and a masters in teaching from Boise State Universtiy. I am in love with Idaho and as much travelling world wide as I have done I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather live. I treasure our rich community and bask in the pride Idahoans take in their state. I believe that our education district is truly the best and that all decisions are made with our students best interest at heart.
My door is ALWAYS open. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns. Education is a partnership between our school, myself, your student, and their family. I would like to utilize all parts of this partnership, so please be involved, I welcome you!
To help you access assignments and progress through the course my website is kept up to date and you may find assignments and notes under the class documents tab. If you are looking for a particular assignment and it is not there it may be because it is from a book and copyright protected. If that is the case your student can get an extra copy from me.
To stay in contact with my students and families I have set up an application called Remind! To be part of this communication please follow the directions below (super simple) to register yourself. It is a safe way to stay connected. I use it to remind students of upcoming assignments, tests, quizzes, and anything else that the upcoming week may hold.
Directions: In your messaging app, send a text To: 81010 then send the message @rhsgc2017. You're in! Thank-you for staying connected.