Science teacher Chelsea Stewart will leave the school to continue her passion for teaching Chemistry at Lakeside School in her hometown of Seattle, Wash.
“I have had a fantastic time at the school and learning the personality and humor of each of my classes,” Stewart said.
Since chemistry was one of her favorite subjects as a student, Stewart earned her B.S in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Washington.
“Chemistry was always fun,” Stewart said. “We got to do cool demos, and I’m a visual learner, so that appealed to me It’s amazing what you can find out about the world by studying simple, chemical reactions.”
She arrived at the Upper School campus in the fall of 2015 following her time instructing Pharmaceutical Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego.
Before beginning at Harvard-Westlake, Stewart was the head tutor at Reality Changers, a program dedicated to assisting students with homework and introducing first-generation college students to prospective careers.
While she enjoyed the experience of working with college-level students, teaching younger kids also appealed to Stewart, she said.
Stewart began her experience at Harvard-Westlake teaching Chemistry and went on to teach the Genetics and Biotechnology course throughout her three year period at the school.