Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!
This year I will be teaching Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics, Honors Physics, Research Earth Science, and Academic Earth Science.
Earth Science - both Research and Academic - is the study of the Earth's systems and their interactions. We will be learning about Minerals and Rocks, Astronomy, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Plate Tectonics, among other things.
Physics is the scientific study of physical phenomena like the motion of matter and energy. Honors Physics will cover topics such as Mechanics, Electrostatics and Circuits, Gravitation, Light and Sound, Fluid Mechanics, and some topics of Modern Physics. AP Physics C will explore Mechanics and Gravitation in greater detail, and includes the introduction of Calculus to Physics.
Along with Mrs. Treanor, I am the co-sponser of the Environmental Club. The club helps run events that increases our awareness of our environment, including the Earth Day Thrifted Fashion Show over the past two years, as well as events around the school to clean up and appreciate the natural spaces we have available.
I'm looking forward to a fantastic year with all of you!
Mrs. Kristine Heaver began teaching in 2012, at Osbourn High School in the City of Manassas. She joined Tuscarora High School in 2020, and teaches AP Physics C, Honors Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Science. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education, Science, Physics) from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Mrs. Heaver is a Career Switcher, having begun her career as an Environmental Engineering consultant specializing in Hazardous Materials Management and Superfund site cleanup. She transitioned to teaching a few years after she moved with her family from Northern New Jersey to Northern Virginia. She lives in Leesburg with her husband and two children.