Phone: 412-833-1600 ext 2654
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Corinne Newman
Hello and welcome to my home on the web! I graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in biology and leadership studies, then chose to pursue education as a career. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Arts in Teaching. My certifications include biology, chemistry, and general science. In my spare time, I enjoy running, swimming, cooking, and gardening. The 2019-2020 school year will be my second year at Upper St. Clair HS and my tenth year of teaching overall.
Academic Chemistry: Using a laboratory-oriented approach, the students study the properties and forms of matter, the means whereby transformations occur in matter, the energy changes accompanying these processes, and man’s use of these changes in his adaptation to his environment. The course is designed to meet the needs of those who enroll as a matter of general interest, as well as those who may need to take a science as a part of their program at the college level.
Honors Chemistry: This course is designed to meet the needs of those students with a strong background in science and mathematics who intend to pursue science as a major at the college level in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, etc. The theoretical concepts and mathematics of beginning chemistry are dealt with in greater depth in both lecture and laboratory work than in Academic Chemistry. This course followed by AP Chemistry in the junior or senior year is meant to prepare the student for a rigorous freshman college chemistry course.
All class materials can be found on Canvas.