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My name is Emily Mead and this is my fourth year teaching here at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy. I've taught lots of different science courses but Chemistry is my passion! I am overcome with honor that I have the opportunity to continue to grow in my teaching and am so excited to work with you.

About me:

I was born and raised in LA and I am a huge fan of the Dodgers (also a Denver Broncos fan by marriage)! I received my Bachelors in Chemistry from San Diego State University and my Masters in Teaching from Sacramento State University. I absolutely love anything and everyting to do with science. In my free time I really enjoy baking and adventuring outside. You can almost always find my husband and I snowboarding, backpacking, or out on a lake somewhere.

What to expect from my class: 

It is my hope that we can cultivate an inclusive, supportive, and engaging classroom environment. I strongly believe in the power of education and that it should be centered around the student. I have a passion for inclusive education, believing that ALL students have a right and to learn in the general education classroom setting. I believe in emphasizing student’s strengths and cultivating an environment for growth. 

Throughout the year students will practice inquiry-based learning through the discovery and investigation of phenomena. We are going to develop and utilize laboratory skills, math, and vocabulary. We are going to learn as a group process through the practice of collaboration. It is my philosophy that everyone should be continuous learners throughout life and will emphasize to my class that I am in the process of discovery with them. I encourage students to come to me if they need additional help or assistance. I am more than happy to provide accommodations and will be flexible in doing so. 

I am so excited for this school year and cannot wait to work with you!

Mrs. Mead

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