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Science Department

 

2022-23 GHS Science Sequence

Science Department Course Offerings

STEM DISTINCTION
The STEM distinction acknowledges graduating seniors that complete a plan emphasizing a STEM focus in one of three STEM pathways: Science, Engineering or Math.  To be eligible for this distinction, the student must complete all requirements in one of the three pathways. Students earning this distinction are eligible to wear a purple distinction cord at graduation.

SCIENCE PATHWAY
Math criteria for distinction:
    5 credits in Science
    Students must take a Statistics course before graduation
    4 credits in Math
    1 credit in Engineering
    Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher in all course work
    Students completing 4 credits in GHS laboratory science will receive honorary membership in the GHS Fourth Dimension (4D) Club as well as a t-shirt commemorating their accomplishments. Students completing 5 credits in science will receive the highest honor of a name embroidered lab jacket in addition to their existing membership in the GHS 4D Club.

Science Department Faculty

BEN YOUNG
*Department Chair 
youngb@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8339
Certification: Biology, Broadfield Science
College: George Fox University (Newberg, OR) 
Interests and Hobbies: family time with wife and 4 kids, birding, hunting, fishing, sports

church

HOLLY CHURCH
churchh@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8341
Certification: Broadfield Science 6-12
College: B.S. University of California Santa Barbara (2000); Master's of Education in Teaching (MEdT) University of Hawaii Manoa (2006)
Interests and Hobbies: Hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, swimming, water polo. coaching soccer, drawing, painting, and spending time with my 2 kids and husband

conner

SARAH CONNER
conners@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8676
Certification: Double Major in Broadfield Science and Biology in Secondary Education.  Masters of Science in Science Education.
College: Montana State University
Interests and Hobbies: hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with my family

Deitz

JACOB DEITZ
deitzj@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8658 
Certification:  Biology, Masters in Curriculum Development       
College: University of Mississippi
Interests and Hobbies: Mountain biking, running, coaching, building bows and hunting with them

ford

MATT FORD
fordm@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8319
Certification: Broadfield Science, Secondary Ed.
College: BS from Ball State University and Broadfield Science Certification from Univ. of Great Falls
Interests and Hobbies: Hiking & Climbing in Glacier Nat. Park, Acting/Directing  in community theater, hunting, playing and reffing soccer, reading, and enjoying time  with my wife Paula and sons Ammann and Jonpaul 

DANA HASHLEY
hashleyd@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8656
Certification: K-12 Principal, 5-12 Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology
College: B.S. Chemistry/Biology--Montana State University, M.Ed. in  Educational Leadership--Montana State University, Masters in Secondary Mathematics--Western Governors University
Interests and Hobbies: I have five children and five grandkids. I enjoy mowing lawns and working construction. I love to read, water ski, coach basketball, hike, travel, play bass, watch movies, and spend time with my wife, five children and five grandkids

lillard

DAVID LILLARD
lillardd@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8335
Certification: Biology, Broadfield Science
College: B.S. Whitworth University; M.A. in Teaching Montana State University
Interests and Hobbies: fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, swimming

nadasi

STEPHANIE NADASI
nadasis@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8325
Certification: Secondary (5-12) in Biology and Broadfield Science
College: BA Biology University of Montana 1998, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership in 2017 (UM)
Interests and Hobbies:  Relaxing, cooking, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends fill most of my days when I am not teaching at Glacier.  My two kids and I also enjoy all of the lakes in the Flathead as often as possible in the summer.

robbins

AUSTIN ROBBINS
robbinsa@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8324
Certification: General Science Broadfield 5-12 , Mathematics 5-12       
College: Montana State University
Interests and Hobbies: I love spending time with my wife and two kids enjoying the outdoors, playing games, hiking, boating, and spending time with extended family.

DENISE SPIESS
denise.spiess@sd5.k12.mt.us

Certification: Mathematics, Biology, Broadfield Science
College: BS Iowa State University. MA in Teaching Mathematics and Science (St Catherine University)
Interests and Hobbies:  golfing, biking, skiing, reading, trap, crocheting, and grandchildren

stump

JARET STUMP
stumpj@sd5.k12.mt.us
406-758-8600, ext 8360 
Certification: Math and Earth Science          
College: Montana State University
Interests and Hobbies:  Sports and being outdoors.