Teachers play a key role in the development of the cognitive capacity of our society. They should be leaders who not only exemplify scholarship and critical thought, but also civic and community engagement. Teachers should have a seat at the head of the table where education and school policy decisions are made.”

Chris’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Chemistry

“Education—science and chemical education in particular—has enriched my life more than anything else I have done and I want to be able to share that with others.”

Professional Experience

From 2013 to 2015, Chris worked as a tutor in chemistry and mathematics at his local community college. 

Chris will begin his second year of teaching at Roosevelt High School during the 2020–2021 school year. 


Chris enjoys dancing.

Academic Background

  • Oregon State University (Master of Education in Science Education)
  • Portland State University (Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry)