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Name:

Bryce Westphal

8th Grade Science Teacher

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Contact Info:

Work Phone:

(316) 775-6383

Class Room Number:

115

About Me

Educational History:

High School Diploma

  • Manhattan High School → Class of 2008
     

Bachelors of Science (BS) in Secondary Education (Emphasis: Social Studies)

  • Kansas State University → Class of 2012
     

Masters of Science (MS) in Adaptive Special Education

  • For Hays State University → Class of 2017

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees

  • Bachelors in Secondary Education
  • Masters in Special Education

Certifications & Endorsements

  • 5-8 Science, Math, Social Studies
  • 6-12 Social Studies
  • MS in Adaptive Special Education
  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Professional Development:

  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Current Position:

Current Position: ‚Äč8th Grade Science Teacher

  • The 2019-2020 school year will be my first year at Augusta Middle School teaching 8th Grade Science as well as my first year being part of the USD 402 School District. In my previous position at Valley Center USD 262; I was a 7th Grade Science teacher for 4 years and taught an intergrated science curriculum. I am excited to begin my journey as a BlueJay and look forward to making a lot of positive memories and relationships here in Augusta!

Previous Position:

Previous Position

  • Prior to working for USD 402: Augusta Public Schools, I was teaching 7th grade science for Valley Center Middle School as part of USD 262: Valley Center Public Schools. Although my intial degree was for social studies; I decided to take on an open Science position (since I have the endorsement) and have loved teaching science ever since! I taught at Valley Center Middle School for 4 years (all four years science). Prior to USD 262: Valley Center; I gained some experience as a substitute teacher and a paraprofessional for Anthony Middle School (in Manhattan, KS) as part of USD 383: Manhattan/Ogden Public Schools. Each experience has allowed me to grow as an educator & an individual and I continue to learn new things each year that passes by. 

Personal Information:

Are you married? If so, what year did you get married?

  • I am not currently married, however I am engaged to be married to my beautiful fiance: Ariel. My wedding is set for November of 2019 and will take place in my hometown of Manhattan, KS! 

Do you have any children?

  • No children, just pets. 

Do you have any pets?

  • My fiance and I currently have two dogs: Boone & Dixie. They are both King Charles Cavalier + Poodle mixes and each dog has their own distinct personality we love. Although they can be a handful, at the end of the day they are like our children and we love coming home to them greeting us like we were gone for 10 years. 

Family Members

  • Mike (father), Theresa (mother), Kyle (brother), Katie (half-sister)

Do you have any hobbies?

  • I am a man of many hobbies, to name a few: being outside and active, sports (I have coached HS Baseball, MS Basketball, and MS Football), gardening, pickling/canning everything, collecting antiques (specifically Vinyl records), fermenting sauerkraut, playing video games so I can be better at them than my students, and more!

Bryce Westphal

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Contact Bryce Westphal

Classroom Number:
115
School Phone:
(316) 775-6383