Ms. Swiryn

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Ms. Gail Swiryn

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Science Rules!!
This is my eights year teaching science at RHMS.
I have two boys. One in 8th grade at RHMS and one starting High School! 

I've always been interested in science and my parents would often find mysterious "experiments" in our freezer. I will always choose to be outdoors. Students will quickly learn that I LOVE playing Ultimate Frisbee. I've been playing for 25 years and have competed at Nationals and Worlds so... you could say I'm pretty serious about it. Ultimate Frisbee is a sport and a lifestyle.
I also love skiing and backpacking. I even used to be an
ice climber and caver!

I've had a few jobs in my past but most unique was working at the Biosphere 2 in Tucson, AZ. I graduated with BS in Natural Science from Loyola Marymount University and have a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. Before teacher life I was the Landscape Architect for the Forest Service in Sedona, AZ. I'm from NY but have lived in CA, AZ, Kauai, and Ouray, CO before settling here. 

My hope is that students gain a curiosity for the world around them and will leave my class unafraid to ask questions about why and how things work. Welcome to seventh grade science!
SCIENCE IS REAL!! -They Might Be Giants

Contact me:  gswiryn@dcsdk12.org