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

Vet Club Sponsor

Roslyn Beckstead

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry Education/Physics Minor, Brigham Young 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

Sophomore Class Sponsor

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

Sophomore Class Sponsor

Paige Gdanski

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

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

Master of Science in School Leadership – Baker University

Matthew Milholm

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science / Horticulture

Bachelors of Science in Agriculture

Masters in Education, Teaching and Learning, Friends University

Green Tech Academy Assistant Facilitator/Instructor

FFA Advisor

Dr. Steve Murray

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Kansas State University

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Kansas State University

Master of Science in Physics, University of Arkansas

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Arkansas

Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Arkansas

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

 

Zane O'Brien

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Science

BS Biology, University of Kansas 

MA Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas

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