Vo joins science department

After running his own Los Angeles-based tutoring company for the last several years, Richard Vo joined the upper school science department as a chemistry teacher. Vo attended the University of Massachusetts, where he majored in chemistry and minored in mathematics. Afterward, he earned his masters in chemistry at the University of Washington. During his graduate […]

Ace-idic: Juniors advance in Chemistry Olympiad

Two AP Chemistry students advanced to the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam, the second tier of the United States Chemistry Olympiad. Jordan Barkin ’18 and Marcus Leher ’18 were the top scorers of the school on the local exam and took the national exam April 22. The local exam consisted of 60 multiple choice questions in […]

Chemistry class sets off fire alarm

A sophomore in Chemistry prompted a fire alarm seventh period due to a mistake in a lab. In an experiment testing the melting points of various chemicals, the student left chemicals on a Bunsen burner for too long, causing a large flame. The alarm lasted for a few minutes, and students gathered on the Ted Slavin […]

Science department changes chemistry course

Chemistry students will learn from an entirely redesigned curriculum, which includes less content and more homework and labs, beginning this year. Chemistry team leader Narae Park, Head of the Science Department Larry Axelrod and science teacher Heather Audesirk developed the new course materials during the summer. The chemistry team decided to alter the course last […]

Science department changes chemistry course

Science department changes chemistry course

Chemistry students will learn from an entirely redesigned curriculum, which includes less content and more homework and labs, beginning this year. Chemistry team leader Narae Park, Head of the Science Department Larry Axelrod and science teacher Heather Audesirk developed the new course materials during the summer. The chemistry team decided to alter the course last […]

Science teacher completes credential, will teach chemistry

Heather Audesirk will return to the science department after first coming to the Upper School last spring. Since last teaching, Audesirk has completed her single-subject teaching credential in chemistry at Asuza Pacific University. Audesirk will teach Chemistry and Chemistry Honors in the upcoming year. Before becoming a teacher, she was a tutor for the Harvey […]

Chelsea Stewart: Science

Chelsea Stewart will join the upper school science department and teach chemistry this year after instructing Pharmaceutical Biochemistry to graduate students at the University of California, San Diego. Stewart was also the head tutor at Reality Changers, a program that assists students with homework and introduces first-generation college students to prospective careers. Stewart earned her […]