First day

Allow us to introduce ourselves…

Today your child began an exciting science program in their classroom offered by Science from Scientists. SfS is a Boston-based, non-profit organization that strives to improve science and technology attitudes and aptitudes. We send real scientists into the classroom during school every other week to teach exciting, fun, and curriculum-relevant science lessons. We will be visiting your child’s classroom every other week throughout the school year. We will bring engaging, informative, and stimulating hands-on lessons with us to supplement the school’s science curriculum.

Your child’s instructors are Dr. Leighann Sullivan and Mr. Erik McGrath.   Dr.  Sullivan earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University and graduate degree in Biochemistry from Rice University.  She has previously taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels. The reason she loves teaching is the joy in seeing the excitement on the students’ faces as they discover something new about science.

Mr. McGrath  earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Bridgewater State University and is currently a graduate student in physics at UMass Dartmouth. He came to science sideways from carpentry and is currently mixing mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and materials science in pursuit of a better battery. He likes teaching because no matter what grade level he teaches he always learns something new from the students. 

Please check the Classroom Post on our website regularly to read about the science activities that your child is participating in and to view photos from your child’s classroom.

Keep in Touch with Science From Scientists!
How to view your child’s Classroom Post:
1. Visit our website at: https://www.sciencefromscientists.org/for-families
2. Click on the link for See inside the classroom.
3. Select your school/grade from the list.
4. Enter the password: SFS2016
. Submit the form then save a bookmark to skip these steps next time!

Author

Leighann

Leighann Sullivan earned her BS in Biology from Cornell University. For a number of years she taught math, science, and language skills at a secondary school for learning disabled students. She subsequently earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University. Her dissertation was entitled, “Molecular and Genomic Analyses in Clostridium acetobutylicum.” When not pursuing academic interests she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and experimenting in the culinary arts.

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