Degrees and Certifications:

Physics BA - Virginia Tech MAED - Virginia Tech

Ms. Samantha Spytek

This is my 5th year teaching at Rock Ridge High School. I've taught all levels of physics, and I genuinely enjoy working with students to help them explore the world around them. I have a bachelors degree in physics from Virginia Tech with minors in math, astronomy, and art history. I graduated as co-valedictorian of the physics department with my now-husband. I also have a masters in instructional design, specializing in physics education.

I am the Science National Honor Society Sponsor, the Science Olympiad Sponsor, as well as a mentor for students participating in the VASTS program. I encourage all science students to look at the extracurricular program information provided on the Science Department Website - many of the programs are free and focused on various real-world applications and experiences of science. Please feel free to reach out with questions. 

  • Courses above are linked to the online learning platforms housed collectively in LCPS's VISION website or Google Classroom. 
    Google Classroom
  • Room: 1406

    A Day Courses

    Block 1 - Environmental Science

    Block 2 - Conceptual Physics

    Block 3 - Conceptual Physics

    Block 4 - Planning

    B Day Courses

    Block 5 - Planning

    Block 6 - AP Physics C Mechanics

    Block 7 - Environmental Science

    Block 8 - Study Hall