My name is Julie Thatcher, and I have been here at Hillcrest for 7 years. I started as a coach and PE teacher for grades K-12. Four years ago, I moved into the classroom to teach science. I also serve as both the high school leadership advisor and the senior advisor. Having the opportunity to be a teacher here has been such a blessing. I love developing engaging activities in order to allow students to grow academically, emotionally, and spiritually. I encourage as much hands on learning in the classroom as possible. I want students to be inspired to investigate the world around them and pursue knowledge of God and all his magnificent creations.
My history at Hillcrest:
PE Teacher and Coach K-12 (3 years)
Science Teacher (4 years)
ASB Advisor 1 year
Senior Advisor (Next year)
**I will also be teaching Psychology and Marine Biology next year along with Anatomy and Health.
Before Hillcrest, I worked as a therapist with children and adolescents in a psychiatric hospital setting.
Teacher(s): Julie Thatcher & Denise Hobbs
“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so what is seen was not made out of things that are visible”.
- Hebrews 11:3
The Hillcrest Science Department provides a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum with engaging high-quality instruction that emphasizes hands-on, project-based learning with real world connections. Understanding science is a necessity in the world today. We challenge our students to be actively engaged in the learning process by asking questions, making observations, and connecting learning to their own lives so they can appreciate science and math, and persevere in an ever-changing world. With a wide variety of science courses including Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, and Sports Medicine, students are offered a supportive and collaborative learning environment in order to cultivate an excitement and appreciation for science as a dynamic and fundamental discipline.
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