Posts about High School Faculty

September 16, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Biology Subject Expert Teacher Dr. Isquith

Whether it’s one of her high school classes or middle school classes, Biology Subject Expert Teacher Dr. Isquith’s students are often on their feet working collaboratively on a project or lab. From creating a working set of lungs out of balloons and a 2-liter bottle to dissecting a sheep’s brain, Dr. Isquith’s classes are some of the most hands-on classes at school, which is one reason students love her!

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August 3, 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Learning Can’t Be Quarantined

This summer we are featuring several articles from the June 2020 Hawk Talkour student newspaper. This week, we share English Subject Expert Teacher and The Hawk Talk advisor Dr. Pittman’s reflections on distance learning, which all BASIS Independent McLean students participated in during the final trimester of the 2019-20 school year.  

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November 15, 2019

Teacher Spotlight: Science & Math SET Mr. Calhoun

Humor can be found in any subject, but you can find it daily in Mr. Calhoun’s science and math classes. He loves using humor, especially bad puns, in his classrooms to engage the students. “Math puns are the first sine of madness,” he says with a laugh.

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April 26, 2018

Teacher Spotlight: History SET and College Counselor Dr. Hight

Using his passion for history, History Subject Expert Teacher and College Counselor Dr. Hight wants to teach students to appreciate and understand history. He’s preparing his students for college and beyond by giving them, among other skills, the ability to analyze and synthesize information. As a published author, in his elective Narrative Arts, Dr. Hight guides students to produce their own narrative work in the form of their choosing—novel, play, poems, etc.

We sat down with Dr. Hight to learn about teaching and advising high school students, his passion for creative writing, and the surprising nature of history! Read his full bio here.

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