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    Melissa Hertema
    Department: Science
    Email: Melissa.Hertema@lcps.org
    Room:  506 & 502 (6th Block only)
    Planning Block: A Day 3rd 
                              B Day 5th
    I am entering my sixth year at Freedom High School.  This year I will be teaching AP Biology and Environmental Science.  In years past I have taught Honors Biology and Research Earth Science.  When I'm not teaching I enjoy running, yoga, hiking, traveling, and doing home renovations with my husband.  I grew up in a small town in Michigan, which I like to reference a lot.  I'm looking forward to the upcoming school year!
     Mrs. Hertema
    Teacher Information 
     A.P. Biology
    Environmental Science
     A Day
    1st Block: AP Biology
    2nd Block: Study Hall
    3rd Block: Planning/Meetings
    4th Block: Environmental Science
     B Day 
    5th Block: Planning/SLT Meetings
    6th Block: Environmental Science
    7th Block: AP Biology
    8th Block: AP Biology
    Online Presence
    Google Classroom will be used as a support platform.  Notes and all assignments will be posted along with reminders.  
    Youtube will be used for A.P. Biology for the notes.  I plan on doing a voice over of the notes that students will be responsible for watching and copying down at home. That way less time is spent on lecturing and more on discussion and labs.
    Current Grades 
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    Contact Information
    Freedom High School | 25450 Riding Center Drive | South Riding, VA
    P: (703)957-4300 | F:(703)542-2086