Dr. John Rosato

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