Science Department

  • Students in all science courses are encouraged to see science as approachable and applicable through coursework that developes students' inquiry skills through laboratory experiences.

Darcie Badger

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science / Student Naturalist

Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Biology - Emphasis in Conservation/Biodiversity, Kansas State University

Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, Kansas State University

Masters of Science in Education, Fort Hays State University

Deanna Benavides

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelors of Science in Secondary Science Education, York College of Pennsylvania

Masters of Science in Special Education, Emporia State University

Freshman Class Sponsor

Nikki Burnett

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelor of Science Secondary Education, Kansas State University

Master of Science Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University

Janelle Craig

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelors of Science in Biology, Bowling Green State University

Masters in Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University

Freshman Class Sponsor

Paige Gdanski (Nuffer)

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

BS in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, Emporia State University

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Emporia State 

Public Safety Academy Assistant Facilitator and Instructor

Head Coach: Cheerleading

Jason Jay

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, Kansas State University

Masters of Arts in Educational Technology, Central Michigan University

Education Specialists in Administrative Leadership, Arkansas State University

Drew Keiter

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science Department Chair

Bachelors in Science Education, Emporia State University

Masters in Educational Technology, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Science Department Chair

Derek Luke

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Matthew Milholm

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science / Horticulture

Bachelors of Science in Agriculture

Currently pursuing a Masters in Education, Teaching and Learning, Friends University

Green Tech Academy Assistant Facilitator/Instructor

FFA Advisor

Jonathan Molina Calderon

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelors in Secondary Education - Science, University of Puerto Rico

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Scientific Education, University of Puerto Rico

Endorsement in ELL, Kansas State University

 

Emily Myers

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

BS Cell and Molecular Biology, Public Health, Tulane University

MA Curriculum and Instruction, University of Mississippi

Green Tech Academy Instructor

Science Olympiad Sponsor

 

Dana Ravert

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelor of Science Secondary Science Education, Biology and Physical Science, Oklahoma State University

Dr. Praveen Vadapally

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

BS Chemistry, Osmania University

BS Education - Science Education, Osmania University

MS Organic Chemistry, Osmania University

MS Chemistry Education, University of North Texas

PhD Chemistry Education, University of Northern Colorado