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Science Teachers

Ms. Elizabeth Williams

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Degrees and Certifications:

Chemistry Bachelors degree from UNCG, Masters in Science Education from NCSU

Ms. Elizabeth Williams

Department Chair 

Subject Area(s): Chemistry, Astronomy 

Class Website: Google Site 

MHS Activities : Science Department Chair

Year Started At Millbrook: 2013

Personal bio: I was born and raised in Raleigh and have lived in North Carolina my entire life. I earned a chemistry degree from UNCG and a Masters of Education in Science at NCSU. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and traveling.



Mr. Scott Allen

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Biochemistry (Va Tech) and MS in Chemistry (UGA)

Mr. Scott Allen

Subject Area(s):  IB Chem HL and Environmental Earth Science

Website - Google Site

MHS Activities: Women's Tennis

Started at Millbrook: 2016

Personal Bio : I grew up in Newport News, Va. I came to teaching as a second career after spending 12 years as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. I spent my first 8 years in teaching at South Granville High School before joining Millbrook High School in 2016.

Ms. Mary Katherine Baker

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Degrees and Certifications:

NC State University - Science Education, Physics

Ms. Mary Katherine Baker

Subject Area(s): AP Physics 1, Physics, Physical Science

Website  Webpage

MHS Activities: First Robotics, Project ASCENT

Year Started At Millbrook: 2015

Personal Bio:   I started teaching in August 2007 at Athens Drive High school and have taught a bajillion courses, but specialize in the physical sciences. I've gotten to participate in some awesome things including completing a summer externship at LORD Corporation's world headquarters in Cary, NC, where I conducted research and designed/ran tests on magnetorheological powder for tactile feedback devices in the electromechanical department. I'm also a SummerSTEM Trainer and Coach for teachers in Wake County, and a planning committee chair for ECET2 NC, a statewide educator leadership conference. I do regular contract work for Pearson scoring NBPTS Assessment Center exercises for physics teachers, and for NC State University reviewing NC Final Exam items for bias and insensitivity. My new favorite is leading teacher workshop sessions in equity, social justice, culturally responsive teaching, and trauma-informed teaching. I'm one of Millbrook's two NCAE representatives and participate on the Racial & Social Justice committee. In my little bits of free time, I enjoy reading, running with my dog, fostering animals for Wake SPCA, playing Pokemon GO, and obsessing over Stranger Things, 80's pop culture, Game of Thrones, and the Foo Fighters.

Ms. Kierston Bartney

Phone: 919.850.8787

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Degrees and Certifications:

Xavier University (Bachelor's 1995, Master's 1997)

Ms. Kierston Bartney

Subject Area(s): Honors Chemistry; Academic Chemistry

Website - Google Site

MHS ActivitiesNational Achiever's Society

Year Started At Millbrook: 2013

Personal bio: I am a native of New Orleans, La. I have been teaching for the past 22 years. I graduated from Xavier University with a B.S in Chemistry in 1995 and a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction in 1997. I have been apart of the Millbrook family for the past 6 years. I am married and have two children. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching Hallmark movies.


 

 

Mr. Timothy Blough

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Degrees and Certifications:

Western Michigan University - B.A. Political Science and Earth Science for Secondary Education.

Mr. Timothy Blough

Subject Area(s)AP Environmental Science, Honors Environmental Science, Earth/Environmental Science

Website - Google Site

MHS Activities: Head Varsity Softball Coach and Assistant Men's Varsity Basketball Coach

Year Started At Millbrook: 2011

Personal bioI grew up just outside of Detroit, Michigan before moving to Raleigh in 2011. I attended Western Michigan University, where I received my education degree in earth science as well as political science. Another passion I have besides teaching is coaching. I am the varsity softball coach and the assistant men's varsity basketball coach. In my free time, I love spending time with my wife and two kids, playing sports and being outside.

 
Mrs. Margery Clemmer

Phone: 919.850.8787

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Science Education: NCSU MS Entomology: NCSU

Mrs. Margery Clemmer

Subject Area(s):  Biology, Anatomy and Physiology 

WebsiteGoogle Site

MHS Activities :  Science Olympiad Advisor

Year Started At Millbrook: 2012

Personal bio: I was raised on a family farm in eastern NC. I moved to Raleigh to attend NC State and graduated with a BS in Education and MS in Entomology. I am married and have two daughters, Katie and Molly. I love anything outdoors (especially boating down at the beach) and spending time with family.



 
 
Mrs. Wendy Edwards

Phone: 919.850.8787

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Degrees and Certifications:

UNC-Chapel Hill (BS Geology, Minor Chemistry) ECU (MaEd Science Education), NBCT

Mrs. Wendy Edwards

 Subject Area(s): Earth/Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, IB Environmental Systems and Societies

 Website - Google Sites

 MHS Activities:  None

Started at Millbrook: 2002

Personal Bio : My hometown is Greensboro, NC where I worked for the Department of Water Resources prior to moving to Raleigh. I am married and have two daughters, Avery and Tyler. Prior to having children I coached golf and softball at Millbrook. I love cooking, traveling and anything outdoors (especially the beach!)
 
Mr. Colby Erle

Phone: 919.850.8787

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Degrees and Certifications:

University at Buffalo - B.S. Biochemical Pharmacology NC State University - MAT Teaching - Science

Mr. Colby Erle

Subject Area(s): Honors Chemistry and Forensics 

Website - Google Site

MHS Activities :  None

Year Started At Millbrook: 2013

Personal bio I grew up in upstate New York and moved down to North Carolina in 2006 to pursue a teaching career. In my free time I like to spend time with my wife Melanie, my son Easton and my daughter Emerson. I also enjoy Yankees baseball, Miami Dolphin football, University at Buffalo Bulls basketball and playing adult baseball.


 



 
 
Mr. Jonathan Fisher

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Degrees and Certifications:

NC State. Zoology and Plant Biology

Mr. Jonathan Fisher

Subject Area(s):  Biology and Marine Ecology

Website: Google Site

MHS Activities: None

Year Started At Millbrook: 2017

Personal Bio. I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and I am a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Zoology and Plant Biology. I have been in education for over 15 years having started my career teaching Taekwondo and Hapkido to help pay for college. I have a wife and daughter, three cats, 6 aquariums (2 saltwater reef), 6 bioactive vivariums, and too many critters to count. At home I enjoy gardening, playing video games, and Dungeons and Dragons. I am currently play a halfling rogue named Montana Steve who is always READY FOR ADVENTURE!!!



Ms. Jessica George

Phone: 919.850.8787

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Degrees and Certifications:

NC State University - B.S. Biological Sciences

Ms. Jessica George

Subject Area(s): Biology, IB Biology HL

Website - Google Site

MHS Activities:  Sophomore Class Council Advisor, Service Club

Started At Millbrook:  2007

Personal Bio: I grew up in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. I came to Raleigh to go to NC State and decided to make Raleigh my home. I taught a year of middle school science but decided I really wanted to teach biology so I came to Millbrook. In my free time, I love to read and cook. My favorite season is summer and my favorite place to be is at the beach!



 

Mr. Mark Hartman

Phone: 919.850.8787

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Physics - Case Western Reserve University, MS Astronomy - Harvard University

Mr. Mark Hartman

Subject Area(s): Physical Science, IB Physics 1 and 2, AP Computer Science

Website: Google Site

MHS Activities : NONE

Year Started At Millbrook:  2011

Personal bio:   Mr. Hartman has taught physical science, IB physics, AP computer science and IB Theory of Knowledge since joining Millbrook in 2011. He is National Board Certified in physics, was voted “Teacher of the Year” by his colleagues in 2017, and has a keen interest in helping young people develop perseverance.  In addition to teaching in Boston, he developed summer and afterschool programs in astrophysics for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before completing their teacher education program in 2009. He holds a BS in physics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a master’s degree in astronomy from Harvard University, where he first started working with high school students in 2002. He’s been to 5 of 7 continents and happily spends his time outdoors simply existing and avoiding a technology-enhanced, interruption-driven lifestyle.



Mrs. Lori Hatlen

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Degrees and Certifications:

UW Whitewater BSE-Biology, Broadfield Science, College of St. Scholastica MS - Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Lori Hatlen

Subject Area(s):  Earth Science

Website: Google Site

MHS Activities: STEM Club

Year Started At Millbrook: 2017

Personal Bio: I am originally from Wisconsin. I have taught a variety of science for the past 23 years. I love the climate in North Carolina and enjoy spending time outdoors playing tennis, biking, hiking and swimming.




Mr. Nick Scanlon

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biology with a focus in Secondary Education, Appalachian State University

Mr. Nick Scanlon

Subject Area(s): Biology, Anatomy and Physiology 

Website - Google Site 

MHS ActivitiesBoys Soccer, Girls Soccer

Started at Millbrook: 2016

Personal Bio :  I grew up in Cary North Carolina and graduated from Cary High School in 2006. After graduation I studied at Appalachian State University where I got my B.S. in Biology. In 2011, I started teaching at Knightdale High School before moving to Millbrook in 2016. Outside of school I enjoy coaching and watching soccer, going out to eat with my wife, and walking my dog.



 
 

 

 

 Dr. Lisa Sigerman

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Degrees and Certifications:

University Pittsburgh- Chemistry, Northwestern University- Doctorate, NC State- teaching certificate

Dr. Lisa Sigerman

Subject Area(s):  AP Biology, IB Biology SL, Biology

Website: Google Site

MHS Activities: None

Year Started At Millbrook: 2018

Personal Bio:  I am from Southern California and love the outdoors and cooking. I have 3 daughters and 3 dogs.