Jenny Kassil

Professional Biography

  • When I was young I dreamt of being a best-selling author. Science was not my favorite subject, but all of that changed when I read a Newsweek article about Quantum Mechanics during summer vacation. I thought I’d never read anything so exciting and magical in my life, and was desperate to learn more. With a burning desire to understand the marvels of physics I went to the University of Portland and received a Bachelors of Science in Physics and Spanish, but before graduation, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. One day I went to a poetry reading by Eleanor Swanson and listened to her read poems about the life and work of Marie Curie and it hit me. Passion and joy are meant to be shared, and science is the pursuit of those two things: passion for understanding and joy in discovery.  I wanted to share my passion with others, with young people like I had been when I read that Newsweek article and transformed my goals and dreams, and so I decided to become a teacher. I completed my Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Portland and then moved back to my hometown of Olympia, Washington. I taught science at Chinook Middle School for eight years and am ecstatic to be in my seventh year here at North Thurston High School teaching STEM Physics, AP Physics and Robotics. I am also thrilled to continue coaching our FTC Robotics teams in our after school club.

Schedule

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    Time

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    8:20-8:45

    Advisory - SEL - HSBP

    School-Scheduled Events

    Advisory - SEL - HSBP

    School-Scheduled Events

    Advisory - SEL - HSBP

    School-Scheduled Events

    Advisory - SEL - HSBP

    School-Scheduled Events

    Weekly Student Reflection

    8:45-8:55

    Transition/Break

     

    8:55-9:40

     

    Planning Period 1

    Synchronous

     AP Physics Period 4

     

    Planning Period 1

     Asynchronous

    AP Physics Period 4

    TBD

    9:40-9:50

    Transition/Break

    9:50-10:35

    Synchronous

    STEM Physics Period 2

    Synchronous

     Robotics Period 5

     Asynchronous

    STEM Physics Period 2

     Asynchronous

    Robotics Period 5

    TBD

    10:35-10:45

    Transition/Break

     

    10:45-11:30

    Synchronous

     STEM Physics Period 3

    Synchronous

     STEM Physics Period 6

     Asynchronous

    STEM Physics Period 3

     Asynchronous

    STEM Physics Period 6

    TBD

    NTHS FTC Robotics Club: REMOTE MEETINGS TBD

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