Degrees and Certifications:
Eastern Michigan University - Bachelors of Science in Earth/Space Science & Post Baccalaureate Certification in Secondary Education Michigan State University - Master of Arts Higher Adult & Lifelong Education
Ms. Amanda McGill
Chemistry / IPC Teacher
Hello, my name is Amanda McGill! I am delighted to be teaching Chemistry and IPC at Ball High School. This is my second year working with Galveston ISD, as well as living on the island. So far, I've discovered that Galveston has a lot to offer in terms of unique learning opportunities and recreational experiences for people of all ages, interests, and cultural backgrounds. I am originally from the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan which is known for the Great Lakes freshwater systems surrounding the state, the automobile industry, and a diverse music scene ranging from Motown - to Hip Hop - to Rock & Roll - with a little bit of everything else mixed in between. My career there involved teaching various science subjects for a number of years in the City of Detroit, in addition to assisting with curriculum development focused on interdisciplinary project-based learning.
Eastern Michigan University is where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Earth/Space Science and Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate from. My program was concentrated in Physical Geology and Atmospheric Science. Naturally, I am fascinated with the weather here in the Gulf of Mexico in addition to the Oil Industry that Galveston is known for. My goal is to create real-world connections for students to explore the significance of science content as it relates to everyday life. I believe that exposing students to the relevance of content in relation to experience will not only aid in developing scientifically literate global citizens, but also motivate future leaders in the science industry and workforce.