Allen, Vanessa

Science Teacher

Anderson, Ryan

Science Teacher,

Behen, Jolee

Special Education English Teacher

Birns, Claire

Science Teacher

Blaus, Bob

Science Teacher/ECO Club

Brown, Adam

Science Teacher

Cermak, Lindsey

Science Teacher

Conrad, Jill                                                        Instructional Coach/ 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

Mahoney, Kirsten

Science Department Chair

Moss, Amy

Science Teacher

Orlow, Teresa

Science Teacher-

Parr, Dana

Science Teacher

Paschke, Jeremy

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

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

York Science Department

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.  


Opportunities and Scholarships 


Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach Opportunity
  • Fermilab looking for up to 12 teams to create a hands-on activity that demonstrates a physics principle for elementary or middle school students. 
  • Event day: Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 1:00-5:00 PM
  • Team leaders will receive a T-shirt and lunch. 
  • Application due October 27, 2018; application link
College of DuPage STEMinars 
  • Women in STEM Career Day- Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 
  • National Chemistry Week Celebration- Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
  • Explore Engineering Night- Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 
  • STEM Spotlight - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
  • STEMCON- Saturday, April 27, 2019
Michigan Math and Science Scholars Summer Enrichment

Designed to offer high school students a pre-college experience. 
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi
3 Sessions June-August 
Applications open in January 2019


Illinois Chemical Educational Foundation (ICEF)

  • $2000 scholarships to high school senior science students 
  • Submit application no later than Friday, February 22, 2019; received no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2019

HealthCare Technology Management Essay

  • Essay: In 600 words or less, students describe what healthcare will be like in 20 years and how technology will be used to improve healthcare.
  • Three essays chosen. First place: $500 gift card; second place: $300 gift card; third place: $200 gift card. 
  • Students should include their name, school, town/state, and email address. 
  • The goal of this contest is to spread awareness about the healthcare technology management (HTM) field.
  • Submit Essays by April 22 to 

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. 

Science Courses  

Science Course Offerings Website.
 Textbooks and digital resources for each course. 

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.