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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.






Staff



Douglas Baker
 – Chemistry
dbaker@pmhschool.com

(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

jderrick@pmhschool.com

(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

adill@pmhschool.com

(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

chussey@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x2229


I am currently in my third year teaching science at Prospect Mountain High School and started my teaching career six years ago. I teach 9th grade physical science - both college prep. and basic levels - and one section of college prep physics. 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 enjoy spending my time cooking, hiking and doing home science experiments.









Katherine Smith - Life Sciences 

ksmith@pmhschool.com

(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  

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Leader

vsweezy@pmhschool.com

(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.

 






Sarah Thorne – Life Sciences

sthorne@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x 2133


My name is Sarah Thorne and I have been teaching at Prospect Mountain High School since it opened in 2004. I enjoy teaching Biology, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Field Ecology, and Climate Science. I wrote the curriculum and field investigations for the ecology and climate courses and love exploring these subjects with students. I also advise the Environmental Club at PMHS. I have a BA from Williams College in Environmental Studies and Political Science and an MS from Dartmouth College in Resource Systems and Policy Design.  Prior to my teaching career, I worked for 20 years as a land conservation professional.  My background includes  working for non-profit land trusts and helping landowners, towns, and state agencies conserve special lands for trails, habitat, farming, water supply protection, and sustainable forest management. I am an avid hiker, gardener, and reader and just completed my ascent of the “4000 footers” in the White Mountains. I also volunteer for local land conservation groups in the Lakes Region. I live with my husband on a small farm where we grow much of our food and cut our own firewood and I have two grown children that live in Vermont.



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