Degrees and Certifications:
BS Biology with a Minor in Chemistry MS Ed. -Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Post Masters Certificate - Chemistry National Board Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Science Adolescence/ Young Adulthood Certified in Secondary - Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Space Science
Mrs. Jolene McDowell
Mrs. McDowell is excited to continue working with the talented students at CTHS. She grew up in Maryland and graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She subsequently earned a MS Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university. With a passion for life long learning she earned a Post Master's Certificate in Chemistry from Montana State and in 2017 her National Board Teaching Certificate. Mrs. McDowell has taught various science and photography classes in Virginia, Maryland, California and Alaska. She currently teaches Chemistry and AP Chemistry. Recently, she enjoyed a summer as a NSF RET that included field research at Colorado State and at Toolik Longterm Ecological Research Station.
In her free time Mrs. McDowell enjoys the outdoors through hiking, running, and photography, especially when those events include time with her family.
School year 2020-2021 -
Course Supplies for both chemistry and AP Chemistry:
3 ring binder, calculator (the one you use for math is ok),paper, pencil, and pen
Please bring your own device if possible (laptop, Chromebook, cell phone)
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: Content will be delivered through Google Classroom. Students are responsible for checking Google Classroom and completing assignments daily. ParentVUE/StudentVUE will be used as the gradebook.
SHORT TERM CLOSURE:
Periods 4, 5, and 6 on October 19 & 20. Assignment will post daily through Google Classroom. Students are responsible for this material. I am available to answer questions via email during the regularly scheduled time for your class.
ZOOM Meetings Starting Oct. 21st:
Period 4: 8:00am
Period 5: 10:00am
Period 6: 12:30pm
Codes and password for Zoom meetings are posted in Google Classroom.
Please see individual course for syllabi. Contact me to access codes to our Google Classroom.