Welcome! My name is Pamela Shanley and I am so happy to be here at St. Dominic High School. I teach Anatomy and Forensics, Living Environment, and General Chemistry, and in the past I have also taught AP Environmental Science, Oceanography, Earth Science, STEM, math, and computer electives. Outside the classroom I am the Science Department Chairperson, STEM Coordinator, Science Olympiad Team Coach, and Garden Club Moderator.
I have been teaching science for the past nine years and am a graduate of SUNY Geneseo where I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology. I have always enjoyed science, but it was at Geneseo that I truly fell in love with exploring the natural world through field trips to the fossil-rich Fall Brook falls, glacially carved Mendon Ponds Park, and bird migratory hotspot Braddock Bay. Through these experiences I got to practice science in the field while learning how to teach it in the classroom.
I am also a graduate of St. Joseph's College in Patchogue where I received my Masters in Adolescent Special Education. As a product of Catholic education myself, I am so happy to be teaching in a school with a strong faith community that is committed to excellent science education. My hope is to lead my students to the same excitement about learning and curiosity in the natural world that I found when I was in school, and fostering an environment where they can develop both academically and spiritually.
Homework will be posted on Google Classroom by 5pm everyday, so be sure to check the there for relevant updates.
Extra help is offered every Tuesday from 2:45-3:30 in Bio Lab 2.
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"The most exciting phrase in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny...'"