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Science Department

Name
Email Address
Telephone
Andrew Burt aburt@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Jane Fisher
Department Chair
jfisher@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Sarah Gdaniec sgdaniec@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Ashley Griffith agriffith@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Kathrine Swanson kswanson@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Theresa Wyman twyman@mpslakers.com
824-2210

 


Jane Fisher ,
Science Department Chair
20 years teaching experience –
20 years at MPS
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • 2010 American Chemical Society Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching Award
  • 2007 Golden Apple Award teacher
  • 2007 finalist for Golden Apple teacher of the year
  • Participating teacher with Science in Motion at Gannon University
  • Chemistry instructor with Upward Bound Math and Science summer program at Gannon University (2008 thru 2011)
  • National Honor Society advisor
  • Member of MPS math implementation team for Middle States
  • Moderator at MASH summer program at LECOM (2006)
  • Traveled with students to Washington DC, England, and France
  • Eucharistic minister at St. Jude parish
  • Proud parent of 3 MPS alumni (Ellen 05; Emily 07; Elizabeth 07)

Teaching Assignment: Chemistry II-IB/H, Chemistry I-IB/H and Chemistry-CP

   
Christina Bell,
5 years teaching experience –
5 years at MPS
Teaching Assignment: Pharmacy Technician
   
Andrew Burt,
2 years teaching experience –
2 years at MPS
Teaching Assignment: Physics-H, Physics-CP,
Modern Engineering Design, and Modern Engineering Disciplines
   


Sarah Gdaniec ,
5 years teaching experience –
5 years at MPS

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Began Master’s in Education: Curriculum & Instruction at Gannon University in August 2012
  • Advisor to the Class of 2016
  • Participating teacher with Science in Motion at Gannon University
  • Moderator at MASH summer program at LECOM (2011 & 2012)
  • Former moderator of AWARE club
  • 2012 – 2013 Girls Bowling Coach
  • 2005 MPS Alum

Teaching Assignment: Chemistry-CP and Science Concepts-CP

   
Ashley Griffith ,
1 year teaching experience –
1st year at MPS
Teaching Assignment: Biology-CP and Anatomy & Physiology-CP
   

Kathrine Swanson,

22 years teaching experience –
22 years at MPS
  • Bachelor of Science –Magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in Music – Summa cum laude, Masters of Education in Science – With Distinction
  • Erie Jaycees “Outstanding Young Educator”
  • Elected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • MPS Outstanding Service Award
  • Publication –Master’s thesis published in the  Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science
  • Organist/Choir Director, St. John’s Lutheran Church 1999- present
  • Accompanist  for the Choristers of the Erie Maennerchor Club
  • Director/Accompanist of German singing group – Gesung Verein
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science
  • Member of the National Science Teachers Association
  • Former Diocesan Moderator of the National Catholic Forensic League
  • Former Science Department Chairperson for 10 years
  • Studied at the Cathedral of Uppsala in Sweden
  • Board member and officer of  the Erie Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
  • Member of the Erie Music Teachers Association

Teaching Assignment: Science Concepts-MPS PreIB/H and Science Concepts-CP

   

Theresa Wyman,

13 years teaching experience –
13 years at MPS
  • Advisor to the Class of 2015
  • Earth Friend Award Recipient 2008
  • Middle States Math Action Team member
  • MPS Technology Committee member
  • Student Assistance Program Trained
  • Former moderator of AWARE club

 

Teaching Assignment: Biology II-IB, Biology I-IB/H, y-CP, Earth & Space Science-CP,
Hydrologic Systems, Intro to Astronomy, and Environmental Science


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