Andrew Kelderman Instructor: Bio-Med 2: Honors Chemistry
I am greatly blessed to teach Chemistry in the same school that I am an alumnus of. After graduating from North High, I attended Wichita State University where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s in Teaching. I believe in the power of connecting real life stories and analogies to some of the more abstract concepts in chemistry in order to increase understanding. I seek to motivate and empower students with passion not only for science but in life as a whole. If I am not teaching at North High, you will find me engaged with the same types of activities elsewhere volunteering time with clients of the International Rescue Committee, working on community events in my neighborhood, mentoring young people from various backgrounds, and many other activities that involve my family, food, travel, or the outdoors.
Like my brother, I am also greatly blessed to be teaching at my alma mater! After graduating from North High, I attended Wichita State University with the intent of eventually attending medical school. I started tutoring in science at North High, however, and loved the students of North High so much that I switched majors and finished with a B.A. in Secondary Education: Biological Sciences. The Bio-Med program is a merging of these two loves—medicine and teaching high school students. I have previously taught Bio-Med 1: Honors Biology and Bio-Med 2: Chemistry and am currently teaching Bio-Medical Innovations. Outside of school you can find me curled up with a great book, walking/wading/kayaking the Arkansas River with my dogs, or discussing the big ideas of life around a fire with family, friends, and alumni. I can’t wait to meet you, hear your story, and work to help you reach your fullest potential!
Brittni Mayagoitia Bio-Med Coordinator Instructor: Bio-Med 3: Medical Anatomy and Physiology, Senior Certifications, PLTW: Human Body Systems
Paige Tillotson Instructor: PLTW: Principles of Bio-Medical Sciences
Jill Pelz Instructor: PLTW: Medical Interventions
I have been teaching for 10 years. I am thrilled to be teaching Medical Interventions for the first time this year. Excited to be a part of the North High staff and the Bio-Med program. I received my Bachelor’s through Wichita State University, earned my Secondary Licensure through Southwestern College and completed my Master’s from Newman University. Outside of the classroom you can find me spending time with my family. I enjoy being outdoors, gardening, summer, and a cold glass of Dr. Pepper.