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: 15
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: M-F @ lunch; Tu (3:05 - 4:30 pm) (Room S104)
# of years teaching: 16
Originally from: Germany
Hobbies: I like to runs trails and play Dungeons & Dragons.
Addt'l info: I like to intersperse my classes with "dad jokes".

Eugene Pearson
AP Biology & Health Sciences Teacher; 12th Grade Class Sponsor & Team Lead; Academy of Health Sciences Coordinator
Classes: AP Biology & Health Sciences III
Office Hours: My door is always open (unless I post a note explaining that exclusive use of the space is necessary)
Location: Room 116
# of years teaching: 8
Originally from: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hobbies: I feel most at home in the out-of-doors: backpacking, hiking, and looking up to examine the Milky Way and contemplate all the big thoughts. Lifting and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) help keep the stress of the school year at bay and the immune system strong through cold and flu season. When in need of smiles after a long day, the puppy kisses of our three dogs lighten my heart. We enjoy taking Thibault, Ulysses, and Esther to the dog park and cuddling with them on a rainy winter day. Podcasts about science, history, and linguistics fill my thoughts while I fold laundry, do the dishes, and am otherwise adulting. With so much teaching to do – that makes for a full life.

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.

Normita Balangue
Physics Teacher
Classes: Honors Physics & 9th Grade NGSS Physics
Location: Room 112
# of years teaching: 17
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00
Originally from: Philippines
Hobbies: I love traveling, listening to music & audiobooks, scrapbooking and cooking.
Quote: Be the BEST you can be!

Lindsay Miller
11th grade chemistry and 9th grade Health Teacher
Classes: Chemistry & Health
Location: S101
Office Hours: everyday at lunch and after school by appointment
# of years teaching: 3
Originally from: Santa Clarita, CA
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, yoga, going to the beach or park, and spending time with friends and family.

Byron Gougoumis
10th grade Biology Teacher
Classes: General Biology, Honors Biology, and Online Course
Location: Room S204 for 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, and Room 218 for 2nd
Office Hours: General Biology: Tuesday & Thursday during lunch. Honors Biology during Friday lunch. After school by appointment.
# of years teaching: 1
Originally from: Johannesburg, South Africa (Born of Greek parents)
Hobbies: I'm a licensed sailing boat captain and love being on the water. I also enjoy hiking and camping as well as cooking international foods.
Addt'l info: I am looking very forward to discovering and exploring the wonderful world of biology with my 10th grade scientists.

Evan Mundahl
10th grade Biology Teacher
Classes: Health science 1 & 2
Location: Room 118
Office Hours: 30 minutes before or after school
# of years teaching: 2
Originally from: Pismo Beach, CA
Hobbies: Love to get outside and experience the natural world, specifically, surfing and camping.
Addt'l info: Experience working as an EMT and lifeguard for CA state parks.

Louisa Hunt
9th grade physics and health :)
Classes: Health and NGSS Physics 9
Location: Room 108
Office Hours: during lunch everyday & after school TBD
# of years teaching: 6
Originally from: Seattle, WA
Hobbies: Cuddling with dogs, sipping hot coffee and biking around the city.

Marvin Liyanage
Physics Teacher
Classes: Principles of Physics, Physics
Location: Room 109
Office Hours: I plan to have regular office hours set up a few weeks into the new semester, but if any student needs to talk to someone on campus I will do everything I can to be available.
# of years teaching: 1
Originally from: Köln, Germany
Hobbies: During the school year I spend my off-time rock climbing or sharing meals with friends. I'm a science nerd at heart so science is my hobby.
Addt'l info: I will be teaching Principles of Physics (9th Grade) and Physics (12th Grade) this year at Burton. I'm excited to be a part of the Burton family, to welcome incoming students, and be there for students looking to their path after high school.

Jason Pelina
Physics/engineering teacher and basketball coach
Classes: Physics, Principals of Engineering, Digital electronics Engineering
Location: Room 111 & 114
Office Hours: lunch time. tuesday after school
# of years teaching: 2
Originally from: San Francisco, CA
Hobbies: I can teach you about the physics in basketball
Addt'l info: "Limits are just an illusion"

Justin Lovett
Biology Teacher
Classes: 10th grade Biology and 10th Grade Honors Biology
Location: S202
Office Hours: Lunch Tuesdays- Fridays
# of years teaching: 4
Originally from: Orange, CA
Hobbies: I like traveling the world to see other cultures and communities. I also enjoy Snowboarding up in Tahoe and Sailing in the bay.
Addt'l info: Let's learn a lot have an awesome and fun year.