Classes:AP Environmental ScienceBiochemistryBiomedical ScienceCurrent Topics in ScienceEvolution of Scientific ThoughtHuman GeneticsMicrobiologyOrganic Chemistry
Ms. Hach has a B.S. with majors in both Chemistry and Biology. She received her M.S. in Biological Sciences from Michigan State University, where her primary area of interest was plant biochemistry.
Before coming to KAMSC, Cheryl taught at Kalamazoo Central and Western Michigan University in the Chemistry Department.
In 2001, Cheryl became a national board certified teacher in adolescent and young adult science, with specialization in biology. She has been involved with summer teaching and research opportunities at MSU and through 4-H at the statewide level. Several years ago, she was trained as an examiner for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)and will serve as part of an accreditation team for college and university teacher education programs for a three-year term. She is also involved in a revision of the Biology content area accrediting test for pre-service Michigan teachers. She has developed and taught classes for Michigan Virtual University and is currently involved with Michigan Science Teachers Association, serving as a regional director and sitting on the executive board of that organization. Cheryl is very involved in a project with the MSU Department of Teacher Education to increase environmental literacy among both teachers and students. Her primary responsibilities for the project involve carbon cycling in the environment.
Cheryl is very involved with raising service dogs and is currently raising #8 - Carson, named for Rachel Carson who wrote "Silent Spring". Cheryl is raising Carson (a female golden retriever) for Leader Dog for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan. If you see Cheryl, it is likely that Carson will be with her, as she rarely stays at home and accompanies her almost everywhere.
In a past life, she was a medical technologist, working with a high-risk pregnancy intervention program as well as a research group linking viral illness with adrenal functions.
For several years, Cheryl also worked at Pfizer (Pharmacia and Upjohn) where she was employed as part of a National Institute of Health grant for the study of HIV inhibition via a kinase signalling cascade.
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