Vince Santo Pietro (or 'SP' as students call him) has been teaching at Shorecrest High School since1994. Prior to that he taught in the Edmonds School District. He started his career in the science museum industry having worked for the Pacific Science Center for 10 years and the Frankilin Institute for 13 years. During his time in the science museum world, he developed and taught all ages from pre-school up to adults. A large portion of his work was with elementary and intermediate students.
Mr. Santo Pietro is a chemist by training, having completed chemistry degrees at Temple University (BA) and at University of Pennsylvainia (MS). His teaching degree is from Seattle Pacific University (MA). In 1999, he received the Washington State Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2003, he recieved the American Chemical Society, Puget Sound Section, High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year award. Mr. Santo Pietro spent two summers doing research in the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington and maintains a collaboration there.
Presently, Mr. Santo Pietro teaches chemistry and UW astronomy 101 at Shorecrest. He is also advisor to the Science Club, webmaster for the school, and works with the Shorecrest Marching Band. Previously he co-advised the classes of 2001 and 2006. Technology is also strong area of interest.
In his spare time, Mr. Santo Pietro enjoys travel, walks in the outdoors, a good cup of coffee with friends, reading, movies, and playing clarinet in the Around the Sound Community Band. His wife Nadine teaches integrated arts at Echo Lake Elementary and his cat Callie mostly sleeps all day.
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