My name is Mrs. Griffith and I am the science instructor at MCHS. I am a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands. I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. I am also currently enrolled in UC’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, for secondary education in Biology. I am a member of Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry Honor Society), and I was also a member of the alchemist club at UC.
Through the Hearst Scholarship at the University of the Cumberlands, I was given the wonderful opportunity to assist the chemistry department as a teaching assistant during my senior year. This gave me the opportunity to observe many students who came from a variety of different high schools and backgrounds. During my time at the University of the Cumberlands as an undergraduate, I also had the amazing opportunity to be a presidential scholar in the chemistry department. This opportunity allowed me to conduct research in the chemistry lab on a greener synthesis of 2, 4, 6-trisubstituted Krohnke pyridine (an anti-tumor agent) via tandem solventless Aldol and Michael reactions.
Chemistry and Biology have always been passions of mine. Through many years of experience as a student of the subjects, I have learned that a strong foundation is essential in order for a person to be successful in the subject. During my lessons, I strive to emphasize the importance of understanding rather than memorizing the content. I encourage the input of both students and parents to ensure that I am meeting the students’ educational needs to the best of my ability. I understand that everyone learns differently and it is important for students to know that they can come to me when questions arise. I can be contacted through email or phone (firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-376-5051). My planning period is 1:22-2:12.