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Welcome to Dr. O'Brien's Chemistry Page

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About Me

Contact Info:
Dr. Stephanie O'Brien 
Email: sobrien@commack.k12.ny.us
Phone: 631-912-2099 X52187
About me: 
I have been teaching at Commack High School for ten years. The teaching landscape is constantly evolving. I enjoy finding new means to bring the content to you, most recently through flipped instruction and Microsoft Teams. I am the science representative for the district level literacy committee and you will find literacy instruction infused into each topic. Additionally, I am the chemistry subject area representative for chemistry for the local section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State. 

 

Education: I attended Stony Brook University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees, obtaining a bachelors in chemistry and a minor in biology. I have a masters in teaching science and Ph.D. in science education and my research examined  ways teachers transform their content knowledge into a form that is accessible to students in the domain of high school chemistry (topic specific pedagogical content knowledge). 

Outside of school: I present and attend numerous hours of professional development and am constantly looking for new ways to help make your chemistry experience something not just tolerable but memorable, not just because stuff gets blown up, but because you were challenged to think and learn in an innovative setting. I am a New York State Master Teacher which  means I get to collaborate with some other really awesome teachers on how to make the learning in our classroom authentic and effective.  I am a mom of three awesome kids Kaitlyn, Sean and Molly. I enjoy playing softball, running, and binge watching Netflix. 

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By Mail:  1 Scholar Lane Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2100
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