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If America is to remain the world's chief innovator, a focus on science is crucial.  PMHS science classes prepare students with both basic understanding and the ability to enter into post-secondary education prepared.


Douglas Baker
 – Chemistry

(603) 875-3800 x 2241

I have been teaching chemistry at Prospect Mountain High School for over 3 years.  In my collective twenty years of teaching, I have also taught at Bow High School and Oyster River High School, both in NH.  At Prospect Mountain I teach a variety of levels of chemistry including college prep, honors, and AP.  I earned a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Science degree at the University of New Hampshire.  I enjoy spending time with my seven year old son, reading, and running.

Joe Derrick – Physics

(603) 875-3800 x 2122

I have been teaching for 12 years at Prospect Mountain High School. I currently teach Honors Physics, How Stuff Works, and Engineering Design. I am the lead programming mentor for US First Robotics Team 319 as well as the advisor for The Outing Club. I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an M.Ed. from Plymouth State University. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, ice hockey, disc golf, sci-fi and history reading, listening to various types of music and not sweating the small stuff.

Angela Dill – Physical Science

(603) 875-3800 x 2245

I have been teaching High School Science for a total of nine years, with the last six at Prospect Mountain High School teaching Physical Science, Chemistry and Biology.  Previously, I taught at John Stark Regional High School. I received my undergraduate degree at Plymouth State University and am currently enrolled in a Master’s of Teaching program at Miami University with an anticipated graduation date of December 2018. I live in Sanbornton NH with my two dogs and enjoy skiing, hiking, swimming, yoga, dancing, and all the wonderful things the White Mountains has to offer.

Caitlin Hussey - Physical Science and Physics

(603) 875-3800 x2229

I am currently in my fourth year teaching science at Prospect Mountain High School and started my teaching career seven years ago. I teach 9th grade physical science - both college prep. and basic levels - and one section of college prep physics, along with a stellar astronomy elective. I earned a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Vermont in 2011 and became a teacher immediately after. I live in Wolfeboro with my dog, Bexley, and I enjoy spending my time cooking, hiking and doing home science experiments.

Katherine Smith - Life Sciences
Department Leader

(603) 875-3800 x 2131

My name is Ms. Smith and this is my 5th year teaching science at Prospect Mountain High School and 6th year as a classroom teacher.  I currently teach biology and forensics but in the past have also taught physical science. I graduated from UNH with a Bachelor's in Biology and from Franklin Pierce with a Master in Education degree. Before coming to Prospect I taught science at an outdoor school in California, worked at Oyster River High School as a paraprofessional, and taught 7th and 8th grade science at the Paul School. My favorite activities outside of school are travelling and going hiking with my husband and border collie.

Vicky Sweezy – Life Science

(603) 875-3800 x2119

I have been teaching high school life sciences for 19 years, 12 of which have been at Prospect Mountain High School.  I teach all levels of biology,  as well as, forensics, emergency response and bioethics. I attended Paul Smith's College and graduated from the University of New England in 1993 with a dual Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Science.  In 2007, I  received a M.Ed. from Franklin Pierce University.  I have served as a class adviser and Fire and EMS Explorer adviser and I am currently the science department's Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Leader and the local NEA president. I am married and have two young adult children.  My hobbies include cooking, reading, cycling and camping.


Kathleen Yelle

(603) 875-3800 x 2133