Kirstine Gyldenege Campbell

Phone: (985) 384-8450

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.S.Ed., Specialization Integrating Technology in the Classroom B.S., Business Management Arborist License,#168798 Amateur Radio License,#KF5EIA Climbing Instructor, Level 1 Powerlifting Coach Assistant Swim Coach Certified Personal Trainer Certified Youth Fitness Trainer Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist in Fitness Nutrition TEACHING SCHEDULE (2018 - 2019) (Period 1) Physical Science (Period 2) Planning (Period 3) Physical Science (Honors) (Period 4) Biology I (Period 5) Physical Science (Honors) (Period 6) Physical Science (Period 7) Physical Science

Kirstine Gyldenege Campbell

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year at Berwick High School (BHS)! I am teaching Physical Science and Biology I. I am excited to transfer departments and delve into subjects that I am passionate about. I hope to share that enthusiasm with my students as we navigate the curriculum together.

Science is everywhere. I picture it as an intricate web that is woven throughout all that we do in our daily lives -- and rarely do we take the time to acknowledge and appreciate the foundation it has in all that we accomplish everyday. Such examples include cooking, gardening, recycling, sports, reading a map, accessing a computer, and understanding daily weather.

Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our children’s future will surely be filled with leaps in technology that we can only imagine. Being “science literate” will no longer be just an advantage but an absolute necessity. We can’t escape from the significance of science in our world. As such, we will spend the year in exploration and innovation. We will ask questions and seek out answers. We will experiment, fail, question, and repeat. As Thomas Edison is quoted as saying,"I have not failed. I have successfully discovered 10,000 things that won't work." We will appreciate the journey and respect the process as we learn from both our successes and stumbles.

My hope for my students is that they will begin to view our world with new eyes and appreciate what science can offer them by way of inquiry. Instead of trepidation for the science class, I hope that they will be challenged, but ultimately rewarded for their effort as they come to a better understanding of the amazing planet we live on.

This is my second year teaching at BHS and I couldn't be happier. I previously taught fourth grade in East Baton Rouge Parish and then homeschooled my own children through their elementary years. Deciding to reinvent myself and refresh my teaching skill set, I returned to school to obtain my M.S.Ed. with an emphasis on the integration of technology in the classroom. I am enthusiastic to return to the teaching profession and continue learning alongside both my peers and students. When not involved with school-related activities, I am either running my three children around, helping as a Boy Scout troop leader, personal training and/or teaching group fitness classes, or performing some side work as an arborist.

Extracurricular activities on campus include coaching BHS Swim Team alongside Head Coach, Mrs. Castaneda, and Assistant Coach, Mrs. Kapp, and I will now be coaching the BHS Powerlifting Team with Coach, Mrs. Osburn, as well. I look forward to a fantastic year!