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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


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Job Information
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 High School Chemistry
 Kennedy High School
Job City and State:
 Burien, WA
Graduate and Professional Schools, Degrees,               Awards
Working on my Masters in Teaching and               Secondary teaching certificate...graduate in June 06!
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Despite having a year left in my part-time               masters program, I saw an opening for a chemistry teacher at a private               Catholic high school south of Seattle and had to jump at the chance—somehow               without any formal teaching experience or even my certification,               they gave me a job!              

So I’m teaching chemistry and honors chemistry at Kennedy                 High School and I couldn’t be happier. I also couldn’t                 be busier or more tired, but it’s worth it. Teaching—especially                 high school—was not on my list of goals when I graduated                 from Santa Clara! It took me a year to realize I wanted to teach                 and start my masters program. It’s fantastic—I love                 the kids, I love the school, and of course I love chemistry, so                 I can’t imagine doing anything else.

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