Phone: 350-4060 x1123
Degrees and Certifications:
BS, MS, Ph.D. in Engineering; MA in Education; Certified in General Science, Chemistry, Math
Dr. John Rosato
I teach 8th Grade Honors and General Physical Science, and 6th Grade Gifted & Talented (GT) Earth Science classes. I come to the teaching profession via an unusual path. I am an Engineer by training. I have a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and a Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. I have 20 years of industry experience leading Research and Development programs in the semiconductor microelectronics field. In addition, I have more than 5 years of college teaching experience at UConn, U of I, and BSU.
My secondary level teaching qualifications include a Masters degree in Education from George Fox University; and Middle School teaching experience in the Boise, Nampa, and Meridian School districts. This is my tenth year at Lowell Scott.
As you may have guessed from my research background, I approach science from a very fundamental point of view. I emphasize the basics of science and constantly challenge my students to ask and answer the big questions: Why and How? More importantly, I emphasize Applying knowledge to solve real problems. I believe that this goal is best achieved through hands-on activities, labs, and group projects. My teaching approach is very much in line with the Common Core State Standards curriculum (CCSS). I believe that this applications-oriented approach will engage students and better prepare them to succeed in the real world. I hope it will make science more enjoyable, as well.
Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or concerns.
“I have been impressed with the urgency of Doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must Apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must Do."
- Leonardo daVinci