Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts - Biological Sciences, 1987, University Of California at Santa Barbara Master of Education- Best Practices in a Multicultural Classroom, 2007, National University 2007- HQT designation for General Science I, General Science II and Biology 2008- HQT designation for Earth Science and Planetary Science 2010- HQT designation for Chemistry 2012- HQT designation for Physics 2013- Teacher of PE and Health curriculum 2014 - Teacher who Makes a Difference award, Placer County Office of Education 2015- ELD Teacher and Coordinator, Sierra High School

Mr. Kurt Zapata

Kurt Zapata is a flexible High School Science, Physical Education and Health teacher with excellent interpersonal skills. He follows a student centric classroom philosophy with the ability to alter lesson plans at any point in the instructional cycle. Mr. Zapata is willing to explore new literacy strategies, classroom management theories and student project ideas.