Phone: 410 604-2070 ext. 5030
Degrees and Certifications:
- B.S. in Natural Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh - Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh
Mr. William Hazy
I can't believe that I am in the midst of my fifth year at Kent Island High School! I can't wait to instill a love of science in the KIHS Class of 2023 and have the opportunity to continue to teach upperclasmen in AP Environmental Science!!
For those taking Honors Biology...
I have to say that my love and desire to teach and explore concepts of biology has not fallen in the slightest. Biology and science in general is a true passion of mine that I can't wait to share with everyone I meet. Throughout the course, we will explore a lot of very interesting material, and I will hopefully be able to mold your thought process into one of a scientist. My methodology continues to grow and advance as I learn more about the students, myself, and the discipline. For this reason, be ready to try new things and don't be afraid of the unknown. You will find that throughout the semester, I continue to ask questions that you may not know the answer to, but want to know what YOU think and WHY you think that. Never hesitate to ask a question.
In addition, please know that last year marked the beginning of a radically different way of teaching science in Maryland. The Biology courses are now 100% aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The state adopted these last year in place of the Biology HSA Standards. The NGSS are a more progressive, skill based set of standards, and will be used throughout EVERY science course from here on out, and will culminate at the end of the third science course (physics or chemistry) with the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA). Each course will build upon core science practices and skills while using the course content as a framing structure.
On a final note, remember that you are taking an HONORS course. You chose to do this and I expect your work ethic to be where your natural ability is. If you think you'll be able to do well on tests or in-class work alone, you will have a rough semester. You NEED to be responsible and proactive both inside and outside of the classroom to be successful in this course.
For you APES students...
I am SO excited to continue to have the opportunity to work with you guys. Throughout your past science classes, you have gained a LOT of skills that I can't wait to put to the test. Your unique thinking styles and problem solving capabilities are what is going to drive this course. Always be ready to formulate new solutions and think outside the box. Environmental Science is all about THINKING differently. I know most of you hate this statement, but... sometimes there is NOT a right answer - And I love that. We will be spending a lot of time on case studies and having honest discussions about what's happening in the world and what we can do to help it, stop it, or work with it. Remember... this is an AP class, so you will be treated like you are a college student. Don't think this is going to be an easy A.
If you are an ice hockey player or intend on becoming an ice hockey player, please contact me. I am the school-based coach for the Kent Island High School Varsity and Junior Varsity ice hockey teams. We are a program that currently has over 40 students involved and are growing EVERY year. If you want any information at all, please ask! We take players of all skill levels - from the kid who has played since he was three, to the kid that wants to start as a junior or senior, all are welcome!
I also work with Mrs. Callie Isenberg as the NHS advisers. This is my third year with the program and we are working diligently to keep getting more activities and events put into our club's calendar. For more information on National Honor Society - how to become a member, what the requirements are, what the benefits are, etc. - please talk to me in person or e-mail me!
If there are EVER any questions about grades or a lack of understanding about material, please, let me know. I am more than willing to work with anyone, BUT I need you to make the effort. Simply reach out to me, and we will make something work. I love getting questions and trying to figure out the answers together, so make sure that during class you are open to thinking and applying new ideas.
Please, check my Google Classroom pages to find any assignments and/or to turn in assignments to me. If there isn't an assignment submission link in the stream, please e-mail me about that specific assignment.
The syllabi for my classes are provided in the link to the left. If there are any further questions, feel free to e-mail me or talk to me before/after class.
Feel free to tell me how cute my baby is!