Ryan Palmer – Science
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love working with the students, both in and out of class. We have some great students at CCHS, and I’m more and more impressed with them the longer that I’m here.
Why did you decide to teach Science?
I chose to teach chemistry because of how beautifully it describes the world around us. Everything we see in our daily lives can be explained with chemistry, and helping students to make those connections is what makes it such a rewarding subject.
What extracurricular activities are you involved with at CC?
Late last year, I started the Improv Club with two of my students, Clem Tarpey and Aiden Bolio. This has been one of my favorite parts of teaching so far. We meet Friday’s after school, and it is a lot of fun. I’m also a class advisor, and part of the Q5 committee.
What is a piece of advice you have for students at CC?
There is a lot of bunk science in the world around us. Many of you may not choose a career in the sciences, but you are required to take science courses to help you become informed citizens. Use these courses to learn how to interpret the science that is presented to you, so that you can decide what to believe, and what to ignore.