Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biochemistry Master of Science for Teachers in Adolescence Education
Mr. Rudy Conrad
Greetings Timberwolves and family members. I am excited for my 4th year at LCPS and Trailside. I am looking forward to helping your student explore the various topics covered in Science 8.
I was born in Trier, Germany and lived most of my life overseas. While living in Germany, I visited Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Netherlands and many other countries and it is the people and interactions with them that I remember most. What country was my favorite? Italy! I have also lived in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Ohio, and Alabama and it feels great to have returned to the DMV area. I attended middle and high school in Maryland and the experiences I had during those years and the cultural diversity of DMV played an integral role in relocating here. When not teaching, I am traveling, spending time with my family and you will almost always see me with a camera in hand. I always have time for some photography talk :)
My daughter attended TMS last year and is now at Stonebridge HS. My son is currently a 7th grader here at TMS and I am very excited to have him at this amazing school. My wife also teaches Science for LCPS and she majored in Biology and Geology and loves all things herpetology. We have scientific balance in our household because she loves the larger critters and my passion lies with microbiology and anything too small to be seen with the naked eye.
I graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology and Biochemistry from SUNY Potsdam and then graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Potsdam with a Master of Science for Teachers in Adolescence Education. The SUNY system is a fantastic school system and I am proud to have graduated from Potsdam. Go BEARS! I am licensed to teach in NY, OH and Virginia. My past teaching experiences include HS Biology, Honors Biology and AP Biology. During my last year in Ohio, I worked with and taught at-risk students and learned that positive student-parent-teacher relationships can make a difference.
Here is one of my favorite Dwayne Johnson quotes "I'm always asked, 'What's the secret to success?' But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room."