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    Hello! My name is Ms. Patch and this is my second year teaching in the Frenchtown School District. Last year, I taught 7th grade life science and this year I am excited to teach biology, biomed, and chemistry! I grew up in Augusta, Montana and I attended school at Carroll College where I got degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Secondary Education. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, floating the river, kayaking, going to concerts, and traveling with friends and family.

     
    Name: Kendall Patch
    Email: kendallpatch@ftsd.org
     
    Why I Teach
     

    When I first went to college, I thought I was going to go into the healthcare field, but this plan changed when I started working at an elementary school as a reading and math tutor for first graders. This job helped me realize how much I enjoy teaching and how special the relationships you can build through education are. As a result, I decided to blend my love for science and education together to become a secondary science teacher.

    Class Description(s)
    Biology: this is an introductory course that will give a students an overview of how life works. We will cover cell structure and function, DNA, RNA, bacteria, protists, fungi, ecology, and adaptations.
     
    Principles of Biomedical Science: students will use information about biology and medicine to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional character. We will learn about diabetes, sickle cell disease, cholesterol, heart disease, and infectious diseases.
     
    Chemistry: this is a course designed to help students understand basic chemical processes and problem solving. We will learn about atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, unit conversion, acids and basis, and nuclear chemistry.