Shawn Schwartz
Science Department Chair
Classes: Chemistry and Honors Chemistry
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 3:00-4:00pm,
and Wednesday 1:00-1:30pm
Location: Room S102
# of years teaching: 14
Originally from: Shively, Kentucky
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking on, around, and inside volcanoes and playing board games with the Board Game Club.
Addt'l info: I sponsor Board Game Club in S102 on Fridays from 3:00-5:00pm

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Holger Michaelis
Chemistry and Engineering Teacher
Classes: Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Intro. to Engineering Design
Location: Rooms S104 & 111
Office Hours: Lunch (everyday) & Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:45 pm
# of years teaching: 15
Originally from: Germany
Hobbies: When I am not teaching I like to do trail running and cook new dishes for my family.
Addt'l info: Academy of Engineering Co-Coordinator

Eugene Pearson
AP Biology & Health Sciences Teacher
Classes: AP Biology, Health Sciences II, Health Sciences III
Office Hours: Lunch and after school
Location: Room 116
# of years teaching: 7
Originally from: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hobbies: The outdoors are my extracurricular passion: backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and camping are all activities I regularly enjoy. When not enraptured by the beauty of the wilderness, I look forward to going to the park with my pups Ulysses and Thibault, playing Civilization VI against my boyfriend Danny, and nerding-out to podcasts about history, science, and linguistics.
Addt'l info: I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where I earned my degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in 2005 and completed teaching credential coursework in 2010 at San Francisco State University. Other roles at Burton include being the Seniors With Academic Goals (SWAG) 12th Grade Team Lead, 12th Grade Class Advisor, and Academy of Health Sciences Coordinator.

Joe Rubin
Health and Physics Teacher
Classes: Health and Physics
Location: Room 110
Office Hours: Every day at lunch, after school by appointment
# of years teaching: 35
Originally from: Brooklyn, New York
Hobbies: I'm interested in art, music, capoeira, reading and working to make the world a more safe and just place.
Addt'l info: If you need help, ask me. I've seen a lot. If you ask, I can help.

Amber Zertuche
Physics and Engineering Teacher
Classes: Senior Physics and Principles of Engineering
Location: Room 114 for 1st, 3rd, & 7th. Room 111 for 4th & 5th.
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 3-4pm in room 114
# of years teaching: 6
Originally from: Clovis, California
Hobbies: I love to read, laugh, hike, spend time with my family, meditate, and practice yoga. I love Burton students! Go Pumas!

I went to UC Davis to study Optical Science and Engineering and worked on the James Webb Space Telescope for 5 years. I went to graduate school at UC Berkeley to become a teacher with the goal of helping to increase gender diversity in engineering. Now, I am on the scholarship committee for the Golden Gate section of the Society of Women Engineer's scholarship for 12th grade girls interested in studying engineering. We have given 2 scholarships to Burton seniors for $2,500 each! I am also the adviser for Burton's IGNITE Chapter (Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution). We have guest panel presentations, field trips, and workshops for Burton girls and non-gender confirming students. I also help recruit girls for ChickTech, an off campus organization that offers hands on workshops, mentoring, and community encouragement to help girls build confidence and realize their individual potential as future technology leaders. If you are a girl or a non-gender conforming student and are interested in engineering I'd love to help mentor and support you with your goals. Please reach out via email or just stop by room 114 to chat.

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Kayla Douglas
Health Science Teacher
Classes: Health Science 1 and 2
Location: Room 118
Office Hours: 'Thursday 4-5
# of years teaching: 3
Originally from: Bay Area
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family, educating myself, and cooking.
Addt'l info: Health Science is more than learning about how the body functions, but also learning about what external factors affect someone's health.

Normita Balangue
Physics Teacher
Classes: NGSS Physics ( 9th grade) and Honors Physics
Location: Room 112
# of years teaching: 16
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm
Originally from: Philippines
Hobbies: I love traveling, listening to music & audiobooks, scrapbooking and cooking.
Quote: Be the BEST you can be!

Douglas Marchetti
Biology & Honors Biology Teacher
Classes: Biology & Honors Biology
Location: Room S202
Office Hours: Tuesdays during lunch
# of years teaching: 9
Originally from: Massillon, Ohio.
Hobbies: The great outdoors, traveling, and learning languages are some of my interests. I also enjoy playing sports and listening to music.
Addt'l info: Biology = AWESOME!

David Zhou
Science and Health Teacher
Classes: 9th grade Health Ed. & 12th grade Human Physio
Location: Room S105
Office Hours: By appointment
# of years teaching: 2
Originally from: San Francisco, CA
Hobbies: Love eating and trying new food (can be a picky eater~)! Spending time with family/friends. Music and karaoke~

Lindsay Miller
9th grade health and 11th grade chemistry teacher
Classes: health and chemistry
Location: S101
Office Hours: every day at lunch and after school upon request
# of years teaching: 1
Originally from: Santa Clarita, CA
Hobbies: I enjoy yoga, hiking, being outdoors, and reading

Vincent Coffey
Biology and Physiology Teacher
Classes: Biology, Physiology
Location: Room S204
Office Hours: M-F - After school upon request. My door
is always open during lunch hour
# of years teaching: 2
Originally from: New York, NY
Hobbies: I love video games, board games, camping, the outdoors, quality time with my spouse and friends.
Quote: "Great shot kid! That was one in a million." - Han Solo