Science

Welcome to science! At MVA, our science department is a dedicated group of educators who strive to bring engaging and empowering lessons to the classroom, to prepare students for their futures. We are currently teaching the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which have components of engineering design, Common Core reading/writing and content driven by inquiry. Reach out to our science teachers with questions and comments via email or Jupiter. We are looking forward to working with you this year! (Check out this list for the most important science school supplies you will need for the 2017-2018 academic year)


Meet your science teacher!

Mr Ezell has been teaching for 17 years. As a science teacher, his/her favorite part of the day is greeting students at the door. This year, students in Mr. Ezell’s class can expect to Have fun learning, doing labs and practicing their written communication skills. Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Ezell via email Justin.ezell@sweetwaterschools.org.

Ms. Johal has been teaching at Mar Vista Academy for 5 years. As a science teacher, her favorite part of the day is the excitement on student faces during our science labs and group projects. This year, students in Ms. Johal’s class can expect to become critical thinkers, science innovators, and better readers and writers. Reach out to Ms. Johal via email: Alicia.Johal@sweetwaterschools.org or make an appointment with her by calling (619) 628-5100. Click here to read Ms. Johal’s 8th Grade Syllabus.

Mr. Tran has been teaching at Mar Vista Academy for 1 year. As a science teacher, his favorite part of the day is seeing the smiles on student faces. This year, students in Tran’s class can expect to learn new things, think critically, share experiences, grow personally, and prepare for the future. Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Tran via email Quang.tran@sweetwaterschools.org. Click here to read the 7th Grade or 8th Grade syllabus for Mr. Tran’s classes.

Kate Kleespies has been teaching at Mar Vista Academy for 3 years. As a science teacher, her favorite part of the day is engaging her students in hand-on labs and engineering projects. This year, students in Ms.Kleespies’ class can expect to create and interpret graphs, write scientifically, collect data, and interact with scientific text. Please feel free to reach out to Kate Kleespies via email kate.kleespies@sweetwaterschools.org. Click here to read Ms. Kleespies’ 8th Grade Syllabus.

Mrs. Trejo has been teaching for 14 yrs.. As a science teacher, her favorite part of the day is doinf experiments with students and seeing them engage and having fun. This year, students in  Mrs. Trejo’s class can expect to  learn science by doing science and improving their literacy skills. Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Trejo via email : guadalupe.trejo@sweetaterschools.org. Click here to read Mrs. Trejo’s 8th Grade Syllabus.

Ms. Venturino has been teaching for six years. As a science teacher, her favorite part of the day is doing labs and activities outside. This yer, students in Ms. Venturino’s class can expect to work hard, have fun, and grow as both learners and individuals. Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Venturino via email: marielle.venturino@sweetwaterschools.org. Click here to read Ms. Venturino’s 7th Grade Syllabus.


Check out our science activities at Mar Vista Academy!