By Brianna Lehr
As the 2016-2017 school year starts, new faces have been added onto the staff. One teacher who was added is former Dover School District physics teacher, Tatyana Simmers. She moved to the states 20 years ago from Russia.
Dr. Simmers started her career as a medical doctor, and then made the decision to become an educator, based on her family history. Dr. Simmers’ grandmother was a biology teacher, and her mother was a physics professor.
“It kind of runs in the blood,” Dr. Simmers said.
Dr. Simmers went to Millersville to get her degrees in biology, physics, chemistry, and math. During her time in Millersville, she got involved in science-related events such as science fairs. However, prior to getting her degree, she was a substitute teacher in York County.
“I enjoyed my experience, that’s why I decided to come back to school,” Dr. Simmers said.
Dr. Simmers has been teaching for seven years now, is a supporter of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and has made it her goal to get students interested in pursuing S.T.E.M. related careers.
Dr. Simmers, a new teacher in the science department, is looking forward to teaching physics.
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