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Science Department Vision Statement

The Science Department will foster an environment in which students develop and value scientific skills and proficiencies pertinent to modern science and their own lives. The student will understand and correctly apply basic scientific principles in preparation for future scientific studies and life. The student should be able to collect, analyze, and interpret experimental data. She will also be able to critically evaluate and analyze scientific resources and media information.


Maureen Daschel '77, Team Lead

St. Mary's Academy Alumna
BS Science, Oregon State University
MAT Science, Lewis & Clark College
TIES Adviser

Cindi Hounton

BA Chemistry, Portland State University
MA Education, University of New Mexico

Alexis Howell-Kubler

BS Biology, Southwest Missouri State University
MS Oceanography, University of Washington
MAT Education, Concordia University

Nancy Johnston

BA Biology, Linfield College

Julia Stadler

BA Chemistry, Rice University
MS, University of Berkeley
MAT, Pacific University

Kirsten Thiel

BS Biology, George Fox University
MAT Biology and Secondary Education, George Fox University