Degrees and Certifications:
Teaching Certificate: Grades 8-12 Composite Science Principals Certificate: Grades EC-12
Mr. Benjamin Doolan
Chemistry is one of the coolest subjects to teach!!!! It explains so much of what goes on around us, inside of us, and just about everywhere else! I teach both Pre-AP as well as AP Chemistry here at Wylie High School. This will be my fourth year at Wylie and I am super excited to be here. My kids are in the district and I am proud to be a Wylie ISD teacher! Before Coming to Wylie I taught Chemistry for 8 years at South Garland High School in Garland, TX. If you want to find out more about me please check out my website (About Doolan).
My goal for the kids this year is to make learning Chemistry enjoyable, and dare I say... fun! Pre-AP classes are rigorous and meant to prepare students to take AP Chemistry. AP Chemistry is a course that is intended to mimic a college-level science majors Chemistry course (I taught sections of this at UT Austin). Students that earn a qualifying score (3, 4, or 5 depending on the specific college) may earn up to 8 college credit hours towards a college degree.
Here is a brief outline of my college experience:
McMurry University - Bachelors of Science, Double major: Biology and Biochemistry
The University of Texas at Austin - Completed 4.5 years towards a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas at Arlington - Masters of Education: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies