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Science Department

Engineering Fair

science courses at phs

Traditional Core Courses:

Earth & Space Science, Earth & Space Science Honors

Biology 1 and Biology 1 Honors

Marine Science and Marine Science Honors

Chemistry and Chemistry Honors


IB Science Courses:

Pre-IB Biology

IB Biology 1, 2, and 3

Pre-IB Chemistry

IB Chemistry 1, 2, and 3

IB Physics 3





Advanced Science and Elective Courses:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors

AP Environmental Science

Experimental Science Honors (Engineering Team)

AP Computer Science: Principles

AP Computer Science: A- Programming


science department faculty


Heather Taylor


Marine Science and Earth/Space Science Teacher


Bachelor of Science

Masters in Counseling/Psychology

Brian Agadzi


Anatomy & Physiology Honors and                  Chemistry Teacher


PHS Alumnus

Bachelor of Science


Karen Bruening


Engineering Team Sponsor

Earth and Space Science Honors and Experimental Science Teacher


Bachelor of Science

Masters in Science


Jordan Johns


SGA Sponsor

Chemistry Honors and Pre-IB Chemistry Teacher


PHS Alumna

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


Dawn Parnell


Environmental Club and Homeless Pets of America Club Sponsor

Marine Science 1 & Honors and AP Environmental Science Teacher


Bachelor of Science

Master of Education Secondary Science

Beata Bialek


Algebra 2 Honors, AP Statistics, AP Physics 1, and         IB Physics 1 Teacher


Bachelor of Science

Tara Hartman


Biology Honors and Inquiry Skills Teacher


Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Suzanne Ryals


2020-2021 PHS Teacher of the Year


National Honor Society Sponsor

Co-Enrolled Lead Teacher

Pre-IB Biology and ESOL- Biology Teacher


Bachelor of Science in Biology and Education

Masters of Science Education: Curriculum and Instruction


Cherie Stephens


Pre-IB Biology and IB Biology


Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Master of Education in Secondary Science


Keana Tambini


Biology Teacher


PHS Alumna

Bachelor of Science in Biology