Kirsten Mahoney
Science Department Chairperson

Amy Fuller
Core Academic Departments Secretary



Allen, Vanessa

Science Teacher                                  

Anderson, Ryan

Science Teacher

Birns, Claire

Science Teacher                                  

Blaus, Bob

Science Teacher/ECO Club

Brown, Adam

Science Teacher                                  

Conrad, Jill                                                     Instructional Coach/ Science Teacher

Daly, Margaret                                           Science Teacher                                

Drach, Jeffrey

Science Teacher/ Science Olympiad Club

Ewald, Megan 

Instructional Coach/ Science Teacher

Felix, Dustin

Science Teacher                                  

Ferhati, Ellizabeth

Science Teacher                                  

Golebiowski, Mark

Science Teacher

Kaniyaly, Veena

Science/ELL Science Teacher

Moss, Amy

Science Teacher                                  

Parr, Dana

Science Teacher                                  

Paschke, Jeremy

Science Teacher

Piwowarczyk, Daniel                                 Science Teacher                                                   

Ramm, Brian

Science Teacher

Rayan, Ronny

Science Teacher                                  

Rowe, Pat

Special Education Science Teacher

Szymonik, Stephanie

Science Teacher/ELL Science

Wolski, Nancy

Science Teacher                                  

Yun, Lauren

Science Teacher                                  

Zaccone, Jolee
Special Education Science Teacher
Zentner, Cynthia

Science Teacher


CLICK HERE for a master department schedule 

Links to teacher websites are on the schedule

Dr.Kirsten Mahoney
Science Department Chair

Picture of Science Teachers in green
Science Department Mission Statement
The mission of the York Science Department is to inspire minds to inquire, think critically, and make informed decisions allowing students to have a positive impact on society.  


Science Courses

Opportunities and Scholarships 


Introduce a girl to engineering day
  • Annual event put on by the Society of Women Engineers for high school girls to explore the interdisciplinary nature of engineering and learn what it means to be an Engineer at Illinois University. 
  • UIUC Campus, Loomis Laboratory
  • When: October 26th, 10am-4pm
  • $5 Registration. Includes lunch and a T-shirt
  • Regisration (closes on Oct. 20th)
Northwestern Medicine2019-2020 Discovery Program Application

Students elligible for this 2-year program must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be at least 15 years of age.
  • Be a resident of DuPage or Kane county.
  • Be entering sophomore or junior year of high school.
  • Have an academic GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 GPA scale).
  • Commit to the two year program, including attendance at all Discovery Program meetings and community service activities. No more than two excused absences are permitted per year.
  • Commit to abide by all Discovery Program Guidelines and Policies.
  • Submit the completed First Year Applications to the appropriate Chapter.

Applications due Friday, September 27th, 2019

More Information and the application can be found at NM Discovery Program.


 American College of Cardiology Young Scholar application

The American College of Cardiology's Young Scholars Program is a 1-year program that will introduce budding scientists to the world of cardiology and research.

This program pairs students with a cardiovascular professional.  Each student will have the opportunity to work directly with their mentor on a research project appropriately suited to their level of experience.


NGSS: A New Vision for Science Education 

Illinois has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  District 205 Science Teachers are developing and implementing instructional strategies that prepare students to be scientifically-informed citizens. 

Information on NGSS can be found at How will science education look different? Please take a look at this student/parent sheet on implications for science education. 

Application for Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Honors/ Medical Internship Honors Application. Click here for the 2020-2021 application 

Applications due November 4th.

8th Grade Students and Parents

Welcome to York! Next year you will be enrolled in one of our Biology classes. Please click HERE to see the 8th Grade Night Presentation.