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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 since 2013. In my over 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 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 Physical Science, Chemistry and Biology for a total of eleven years, with the last eight at Prospect Mountain High School. I received my undergraduate degree at Plymouth State University and am currently enrolled in a Master’s of Teaching program through Miami University in Oxford, OH and am graduating in December, 2018. I recently accepted a Teacher Fellowship through Ecology Project International to study inquiry in Costa Rica during school break in April 2019. I live in Sanbornton NH with my dogs and in my free time, enjoy travelling, 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 fifth year teaching science at Prospect Mountain High School and started my teaching career eight years ago. I teach 9th grade physical science, both college prep. and basic levels. 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 fiancee, and I enjoy spending my time cooking, hiking and doing home science experiments.










Katherine
 Smith - Life Science
s
Department Leader 

ksmith@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x 2131


This is my sixth year teaching science at Prospect Mountain High School and seventh year as a classroom teacher.  I currently teach biology and field ecology but in the past have also taught forensics and physical science. I graduated from UNH with a Bachelor's in Biology and from Franklin Pierce with a Master in Education degree. My favorite activities outside of school are hiking with my husband and border collie, international travel (I've been to 12 countries so far) and gardening.







Vicky Sweezy – Life Science  

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.

 









Kathleen Yelle

kyelle@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x 2133


This is my first year teaching at Prospect Mountain High School and third year teaching high school biology. I teach General Biology, Basic Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology Honors classes. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry from University of New Haven. I later went back to school for my teaching credentials and I am currently pursuing my M.Ed in Curriculum and Assessment at New England College. I am married and have two kids. My hobbies currently involve caring for our hobby farm and rescue animals and remodeling our house. 





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