From exploring the composition of the earth to understanding the processes used to design, build, and maintain structures and systems, our Science Department covers a multitude of topics.
Meet Our Team
Our Science Department faculty share their passion for science, knowledge, and creativity to excite their students about the wonders of science. We encourage our students to stay in contact with their teachers. The best way to succeed in science is by asking questions, so please come to us with any questions or concerns you have regarding your courses.
About Paul McElligott
I am an instructor, professor, and technology coach to high school and college students. I have won numerous state and national awards and recognition such as state Science Teacher of the Year, “Hall of Fame” and Governor’s Award on Innovation. I have expertise in technology as a former research director, teacher negotiations as an education association president, running small businesses as a CEO, and I have won over $75,000 in cumulative grants in the last five years. I run clubs that include: robotics, chess club, research, automotive clubs, and Academic Decathlon. I have mentored students in the National Automotive X-Prize, five “World Robotics” competitions and national science and engineering technology fairs such as the Intel Competition and AAPT International Competition. I am passionate that students experience hands-on STEM projects to create their future.
About Kristina Robinson
I am a native of Iowa and taught four years of chemistry and physics in a small, rural school prior to moving to Arizona. Following college and before beginning my teaching career, I served as the education director and ran a tutoring program and high school suspension program at a small non-profit organization in Des Moines, Iowa.
In Arizona, I am certified in chemistry, physics, biology, and general science. While living in Fountain Hills, I taught chemistry to 7th through 9th graders at BASIS Peoria for one year before accepting a position at FHHS. It has always been important to me to work and invest in the community in which I live. I enjoy getting to know your students and am passionate about challenging and supporting them in the best ways that I can.