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The ultimate goal of Preston High School’s Science Department is forming the scientifically literate person, and science teachers are responsible for starting ALL students along that path. Scientific literacy should continue to develop and grow throughout the life of every PHS student. The scientifically literate person is defined in Science for All Americans as someone who has integrated knowledge of science, mathematics and technology; has a deep understanding of scientific concepts and processes; and appreciates that both the learning and the practice of science are dynamic and constructed.

In each type of science course, the Physical Setting (Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics) and the Living Environment (Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, Anatomy & Physiology), the students will focus on the understanding of concepts, relationships, processes, mechanisms, models, and applications that are pertinent to each of the content areas. In attaining scientific literacy, students will be able to demonstrate these understandings, generate explanations, exhibit creative problem solving and reasoning skills, and make informed decisions. Students will be able to find and elaborate upon conceptual cross-linkages that connect to many of the key ideas of each content area and to other mathematics, science and technology learning standards. All Honors/Regents students will take the Regents exams in Earth Science, The Living Environment, and Chemistry. Physics, AP Biology and Anatomy & Physiology or Forensic Science are electives and may be taken simultaneously. Students who were accelerated in the eighth grade (those who took The Physical Setting: Earth Science Regents) will be accelerated at Preston should they attain mastery level (85 or above) on the Regents Assessment and successfully complete the New York State Laboratory requirement. The SAT II program in Biology, Chemistry and Physics is strongly encouraged for all and required of the Honors Biology students.

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    Anita Wicks-Dharmay

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    Patricia Muldoon

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    Peter Gelston

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    Lamteng Williams

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David Carneiro Carneiro, David Teacher x 684
Susan Casario Casario, Susan Secretary x 110
Nick Castiglione Castiglione, Nick Teacher
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Sarah Como Como, Sarah Guidance Counselor x 197
Jennifer Connolly Connolly, Jennifer Chairperson History Chair, History Dept x 628
Angelique Cruz Cruz, Angelique Recruitment & Development Associate x 131
Natalia Cruz Cruz, Natalia Assistant Principal x 130
Alexandra De Los Santos De Los Santos, Alexandra Teacher x 663
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Rosemary DeMaio DeMaio, Rosemary Chairperson LOTE, LOTE Chair, LOTE Dept x 627
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Michelle Esposito Esposito, Michelle Chairperson English Chair, English Dept x 683
Kellyanne Farrell Farrell, Kellyanne Teacher x 678
Mario Fava Fava, Mario Director of Finance x 111
Caitlin Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick, Caitlin Guidance Counselor x 144
Andrea Forlini Forlini, Andrea Teacher x 698
Christine Forlini Forlini, Christine Teacher x 656
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Graziella Fragale Fragale, Graziella Recruitment & Development Associate x 143
Peter Gelston Gelston, Peter Teacher
Jane Grendell Grendell, Jane Principal x 113
Kathleen Henry Henry, Kathleen Teacher x 699
Judith Johnston Johnston, Judith Other x 137
Ilze King King, Ilze Teacher x 657
Dominique Labate Labate, Dominique Guidance Counselor x 133
Carmen Lopez Lopez, Carmen Assistant Principal x 115
Edgar Martinez Martinez, Edgar Assistant Principal Math Chair, Math Dept x 671
Marge McEvoy McEvoy, Marge Chairperson PE Chair, PE Dept x 665
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Catherine Mulvaney Mulvaney, Catherine ADAPP Counselor x 121
AnaMarie Murphy Murphy, AnaMarie Administrative Assistant x 112
Fernando Ortiz Ortiz, Fernando Custodial 718-863-9134
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George Reed Reed, George Teacher x 668
AnnaMaria Rella Rella, AnnaMaria Administrative Assistant x 148
Loretta Schollhamer Schollhamer, Loretta Librarian x 117
Celeste Shanahan Shanahan, Celeste Other
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Andrew Solberg Solberg, Andrew Teacher x 679
Desiree Sukhram Sukhram, Desiree Teacher x 655
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Ashley Williams Williams, Ashley SETSS
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