Physical Science Teacher

Mr. McCollum



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. McCollum

I have two degrees from Appalachian State University, a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion in 2005 and a B.S. in Physics 2017 (with a concentration in Secondary Education). I have worked with students for over a decade. I was a counselor for abused children, then a youth minister and mentor, and I drove a school bus. While I was driving the school bus, a local principal asked me to help a 7th grade teacher. She was two years away from retirement, but had a huge family crisis. I shadowed her for two years, filling in whenever and where ever she needed me. When she retired she made me promise to get a teaching license, so I did! I chose to teach the physical sciences because I love understanding how things work and seeing how we can manipulate and play with our environment. I like to build and create, so physics was perfect for getting hands on with my classroom activities. I hope to bring this way of learning to my classroom with lots of experiments and demos that show the real-world application of science.  

Mr. McCollum Fall 2018 Teaching Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Schedule     

8:00 - 9:30        1st Physical Science 

9:35 - 11:00      2nd Physics Honors

11:05 - 12:05    Lunch

12:10 - 1:35      3rd Earth/Environmental Science

1:40 - 3:05        4th Planning


Wednesday Schedule

8:00 - 9:25        1st

9:30 - 10:50      2nd

10:55 - 11:20     Seminar

11:20 - 12:15    lunch

12:20 - 1:40      3rd

1:45 - 3:05        4th


Newton's Light Experiment