Rebecca Kern is our 7th grade Science and Engineering teacher. She grew up in a small town along the Central Coast of California. She played tennis, soccer, softball, basketball and competed on a swim team. Her favorite subjects in school were PE, music and art. Science was her least favorite subject. It was not enough for her to just listen to lectures, take notes and read about science. She needed to see it and experience it in order to learn about it and find meaning, but that is not how they taught back then. In college, she had a couple of really great science teachers. That is where she found a love for science and was encouraged to inquire and experiment. Science was exciting! She graduated with a BS degree in Biology from Weber State University, then she stayed at home for six years while her two children became old enough to attend school. She worked as Channing Hall's 7th and 8th grade science teacher for 12 years and during that time, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Secondary Science Education. She currently plays pickleball and likes to go out into the mountains and have fun. Rebecca’s goal as a middle school science teacher is to allow every student to feel successful, to inspire them to inquire about the world around them and use science as a tool for understanding.