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Red Hook Grades 6-12 Science Department

The mission of the Red Hook Central School District Science Department is to foster scientific literacy which will promote life-long learning. We seek to develop within our students the skills to understand and evaluate scientific issues that affect society today.  Students are given the opportunity to use scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills to problem solve, communicate effectively, work cooperatively, and use technology to prepare them for college and careers in the global marketplace.

A diverse array of courses is offered from grades 6-12 to address all interests and learning objectives.  At minimum, all college-bound students are expected to achieve scientific literacy in all four basic disciplines: Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics by the time they graduate. In addition, the high school offers both AP and IB level courses for students who wish to pursue advanced study in the sciences.

Linden Avenue Middle School Science Department Faculty

Michelle Kaiser, 6th Grade Earth Science 

Amy Perconti, 6th Grade Earth Science

Rebecca Lawson, 6th Grade Earth Science

Larra Agate, Life Science (8th Grade) & Living Environment (Honors, Regents) 

Michael Amador, Physical Science (7th grade)

Amanda Stoddard, Life Science (8th grade)

Red Hook High School Science Faculty

Deborah Beam, IB HL/AP Biology I & II

Dwane Decker, Earth Science (Regents), Living Environment, Studies in Earth Science, and Astronomy

Christie Hegarty, Forensic Science and Anatomy & Physiology

Tara Miller, Chemistry (Regents)

Jason Pavlich, Chemistry (Honors), AP Chemistry, and IB Chemistry 

Yvonne Pierce, Earth Science (Regents)

Wyatt Mehmeti, Physics (Honors, Regents) and IB Physics

Kathryn Whittaker, Earth Science (Regents), Meteorology