Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CERTIFIED: MATHEMATICS PHYSICS PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Mr. Victor Messina
AP PHYSICS AND IPC
I was born in Galveston and am a product of Galveston Independent School District. I attended Alamo Elementary, Lovenberg Junior High (which was torn down), and graduated in 1970 from Ball High School. I went four years to Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering. For a number of years I worked as a field engineer for General Electric based out of San Jose, California, before returning to Galveston to teach. I taught Chemistry, Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics, and Calculus AB at O'Connell High School for eleven years. I returned to Texas A&M and took courses for two summers to gain my certification in Physical Science, Mathematics, and Physics. I worked at Central Middle School as a seventh grade Algebra GP teacher for five years before coming to Ball High and teaching Pre AP and AP Physics. I have been blessed with a wonderful spouse and two daughters. Both daughters are products of Galveston Independent School District and sadly the University of Texas in Austin. Happily they are quite independently successful on their own.