Harold L. Richards High School

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Ms. Caine

I've been teaching all levels of Chemistry and Physics at H.L Richards High School for the past 8 years. I've been involved in volleyball, Science Club, home-bound tutoring, ACT prep, St. Baldrick's, and Class Officers at Richards. I received my bachelors degree at North Central College. During college, I did research for Merck in measuring the difference in secondary metabolites using quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy from genetically modified yeast, which I presented along with my partners at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in 2007. After my first year teaching I did research at Argonne National Laboratory in imaging DNA-encapsulated carbon nanotubes using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope.Then, I left pure science to pursue my Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After my master's, I received a Certificate of Advanced Study in Science from the University of LeVerne. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Global Stem Education at Texas Tech University
Extracurricular Activities: Science & Environmental Club
Please see my course syllabus for retake policies.